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Trenton Downtown Association is committed to helping every business in its Special Improvement District through consultancy and advocacy. We created this page in response to the COVID-19 crisis to serve as a resource for businesses seeking funding and other relief, as well as health and general information. We will continue to add resources that businesses can access beyond this immediate crisis.
For more information on the following list of resources, or to add one of your own, please email email@example.com.
TDA’s Business Start-Up Grant Program intends to reduce the burden of start-up costs of opening a new business and reduce retail vacancies within the Downtown Trenton Special Improvement District.
The grant program will provide up to $5,000 per applicant for eligible start-up costs.
Entities eligible to apply for a Business Start-Up Grant include for-profit and nonprofit businesses opened within the last year and within the boundaries of the Downtown Trenton Special Improvement District. Eligible entities include businesses planning to open or who have already opened a physical location within the district. The grant program will provide up to $5,000 per applicant for eligible start-up costs.
To apply, or learn more about eligibility, click on the link below.
Click on the button below for an overview of the services offered by the Mercer County Office of Economic Development.
Please click on the button below to access these and other resources from the City of Trenton:
Trenton Daily Business & Development Blog offers news and insights on business in Trenton.
TDA’s Façade Improvement Grant Program offers reimbursement of 75% of any work done to a building (up to $5,000) in the Special Improvement District, excluding certain restrictions. All applicants must complete this form and provide the required documentation.
The Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) through Isles:. Eligible projects include signage, awnings and lighting. https://www.restoringtrenton.org/general-6
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund)
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Office of Small Business Advocacy
The Official Site of the State of New Jersey is the go-to guide for information pertaining to the coronavirus in New Jersey. It provides many helpful links including:
New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) provides a wealth of information for small businesses, including these helpful links:
njbia.org/resources/resourceareas/small-business-resources provides resources to help small businesses manage and expand their businesses.
njbia.org/resources/resourceareas provides information to help you understand NJ and federal laws and regulations that affect your business and to access incentive and loan programs.
New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) offers resources for small businesses, including:
Access information on the following:
Small Business Lease Grant - $10 million
Small Business Improvement Grant - $15 million
Established in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps “small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream.” They are a leading source of information on coronavirus relief. Here are some helpful links:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers up-to-date information on infectious disease outbreaks here.