Cumberland County Provides Grants For Small Local Businesses

By: Reney Waters, Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern

BRIDGETON, N.J. — The Cumberland County Small Business Assistance Program developed by the Board of County Commissioners and administered by Cumberland County Improvement Authority are giving out grants to small business owners who have been severely impacted by Covid-19, according to

Those who are outside of the urban areas and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for those cities who are entitled Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton will be given capital funds for a grant between $1,000 and $10,000 dollars.

Qualified businesses can also be located in Commercial, Deerfield, Downe, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hopewell, Lawrence, Maurice River, Shiloh, Stow Creek and Upper Deerfield.

Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be provided to cover small businesses general operating expenses including but not limited to payroll, mortgage or rent, internet connection, insurance, loan repayments, inventory or supplies for 120 day period, costs related to compliance with social distancing protocol and personal protection equipment.

Resources require you apply first with Ben Robinson, Economic Development Liaison at

For further assistance please contact 856-451-4200 or send email to Tony Stanzione CDC executive director or to apply visit

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