The Department of Community Affairs (DCA)'s Local Government Emergency opportunity is available:
"As the public health emergency associated with the COVID-19 pandemic continues, county and municipal governments throughout New Jersey have been severely impacted. The most significant negative financial impacts result from extreme economic contraction, deficits in tax and fee revenues, and extraordinary increases in public safety and health and human services expenditures. Severe fiscal stress limits the ability of counties and municipalities to maintain essential services and take the steps necessary to fight COVID-19. Without substantial federal assistance, residential taxpayers would absorb the primary impact of meeting these extraordinary needs and closing any associated operating deficits. This outcome is unsustainable given the present economic circumstances. Local emergency aid is essential to avoid imposing an undue burden on already financially-stressed taxpayers. Therefore, the Department of Community Affairs (“DCA”), through the Division of Local Government Services (“DLGS” or “Division”), has been deemed the lead agency for the distribution of the Local Government Emergency Fund, provided through an allocation of the State of New Jersey’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF Funds).
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Counties and municipalities excluded from the federal government’s direct CRF allocation plan, as well as those counties and municipalities that are currently the most impacted in comparison to their available resources, are eligible for Local Government Emergency Funds. Their maximum distribution is determined by formula."
Deadline for applications is November 10. View the DCA's website for more information.