Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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COVID-19 Resources: Small Business Owners & Lenders

Information and Guidance for Small Business Owners:

The CARES Act provides more than $375 billion in Small Business relief, including $349 billion for low-interest and forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees and keep them on the payroll; $17 billion for debt relief for current and new SBA borrowers; and $10 billion in immediate disaster grants.

  • You can access a small business owners guide to the CARES Act here
  • A guide for small business owners and nonprofits can be found here.

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Checklist for Small Business Owners on the CARES Act is available here.

  • FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are available here

  • Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources from the SBA are available here.

Additional Small Business Resources: 

  • offers guidance for all NJ businesses being impacted by the Coronavirus here.

  • Governor Murphy recently announced that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved a package of emergency assistance programs that will drive $75 million of public and private funding to help small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.

Lender Forms and Guidance:

The Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rule, announcing the Paycheck Protection Program information can be found here.

  • Download the Paycheck Protection Program Lender Application Form here.

  • To view the Lender Agreement and enroll as a participating SBA Lender to make Paycheck Protection Program financing available to your customers click here

If you would like to submit loan authorization requests via our new Lender Gateway, click here and follow the steps below:

  1. Create an account on SBA Connect.

  2. Request authorization to the Paycheck Protection Lender Gateway by providing your FRS, FDIC, or NCUA number as well as your authorization number.

  3. Proceed to the Lender Gateway to begin submitting loan authorization requests.

Lenders who need assistance accessing SBA's E-Tran system may call our Lender Customer Service Line at 1-833-572-0502.