Local Business Community

New 0% Interest HELP Loans...     

Offered to Burlington County Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

The Burlington County Bridge Commission’s Economic Development & Regional Planning (EDRP) Department will administer new Zero % loans for Burlington County small businesses affected by COVID-19. 

Click here or go to this website to find information about these new loans:

http://www.bcbridges.org/covid19-resources/ . 

Once you are on the website:

  • Click on the “SEE IF YOU QUALIFY!” button and you’ll see a page with 5 statements.
  • If you are able to check all 5 boxes, citing that those statements are true, then you may qualify.
  • After checking all 5 boxes, a questionnaire will appear.
  • After you fill out that information, you’ll receive an email with an application for the HELP loan.  

Loan amounts of $20,000 to $50,000 are available.

What if you don’t qualify for the HELP loan? 

You may qualify for one of the other loans offered by the Burlington County Bridge Commission (BCBC)… although having sufficient collateral is key to qualifying for all BCBC loan programs. See this page:  http://www.bcbridges.org/financial-resources-programs/ for more details.

Click here to read full press release.


ALERT from Mayor Azunnah “Charles” Amutah…

 Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program  

The application portal for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program opens on Wednesday, August 18, 2020 at 9 am!

Tomorrow, applications open for NJHMFA's Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program, which will reimburse small residential rental property owners for lost rent revenue due to COVID-19 between April and July 2020.

Although applications are not first come, first served and are open for a week, we urge you to prepare your documents and make sure you're ready to apply.

It is more important to have your application be correct and accurate than it is to submit early.

View the Application Checklist
(https://njhousing.gov/rentals/sleg/checklist/)

“We (DCA – the NJ Department of Community Affairs) anticipate high application volumes. If you are unable to submit your application, please try again later. Please note that the application period ends August 26.”

 On behalf of Edgewater Park Township Committee and Administrator Tom Pullion, I strongly urge all small landlords in our township to apply for this grant.

Good luck to all!

Mayor Amutah


Mercantile License Program

Edgewater Park Township Committee passed Ordinance No. 2019-4 on April 2, 2019, approving a method to identify and communicate with the Local Business Community by establishing a Mercantile License.

The primary use for this Mercantile License Program is to improve communications with the business community, especially in the event of emergencies.  When severe weather events occur, Edgewater Park First Responders need to be able to contact business owners immediately.  If a tree or vehicle crashes onto the business when it is closed and the owner or manager is not there, First Responders often need immediate information from someone in charge:  
Could anyone still be working or injured in the building?
Is there anything flammable inside which could be in peril?  
Will the product inventory “spoil” if not rescued immediately, e.g. from a flood or leaky roof?
Is there interior wiring near the crash site that could spark a fire & destroy the building, nearby buildings, or hurt others?  

There could be many unforeseen problems.  Hence, registering via a Mercantile License is clearly a necessary emergency tool to aid not only the business, but also the Township First Responders.

There is no charge for this annual license.  It only needs to be updated by each new January.  Failure to fill out and return the application by December 31st of each year will result in a fine.

Any business that is new, in the process of opening, or is re-opening and has not yet filled out the Mercantile License Application should do so any time during the year and return it to the Township Building at 400 Delanco Road, Edgewater Park, NJ 08010:  via mail, fax: 609-877-2308, the outside drop box, email: ljohnson@edgewaterpark-nj.com , or in person.

Normal office hours, when the Township Building is open to the public, are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the Code Enforcement Department at 609-877-2050, Ext. 312 or 314.

On behalf of Township Committee,


Tom Pullion
Township Administrator

Township of Edgewater Park - Ordinance No. 2019-4

Mercantile Licensing Ordinance for the Township of Edgewater Park, New Jersey

Mercantile License Application Form

 


Burlington County Small Business Loan Application

 

NJEDA COVID-19 Economic Relief Package

Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program Application