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Resources for Businesses During the Coronavirus Emergency



As we move through this challenging and uncertain time, we want to help and support all of our members by sharing important resources and information. The MTA/NJ is here as a resource and advocate for you and your business. Please contact us if you need any assistance at all. In addition, we would like to know about the impact this is having on your business so we can work to address these issues and assist as best as we can. Please stay in touch and email us at info@mtanj.org.


Member Survey


Please let us know how the virus and the Governor's Executive Orders are affecting your business operations by taking our brief survey. The MTA/NJ is here as a resource and advocate for you and your business. We would like to know about the impact this is having on your business so we can work to address these issues and assist as best as we can.
Click Here for the Covid-19 Member Survey.

Latest News


• State and Federal aid programs are taking applications staring on 4/3. Scroll down to State and Federal Resources below for more details.
Governor Murphy Issued Executive Order No. 107 outlining additional steps to help stop the spread of Covid-19 - Includes a number of additional restrictions for all residents and businesses - *** See Also - "Additional Information and Clarification" under MTA/NJ emails in the Members Only section of the website.
Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey


MTA/NJ Alerts and Emails


Members can access copies of our Coronavirus email alerts by logging into our Members Only section of the website. If you've misplaced your password, please email info@mtanj.org to regain access.

Please Note: We cannot advise whether businesses should be open or closed. Each member must evaluate their own business and facilities to determine how they conduct business and/or whether they remain open. We are only sharing information that is provided to us as a resource for our members. It is important to take all necessary precautions and follow guidance to protect your staff and the public to ensure we are all doing our part to keep everyone safe.


State Resources


State Funding - 4/3 - Submit Applications for NJ Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program
Applications can be submitted April 3, starting at 9 a.m. for funds from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's $5 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. If you are planning to apply, review what is required and pull together your information ahead of time.
Click Here for More Information.
Eligibility Wizard can help to identify which emergency assistance programs you want to consider for your business's specific needs.
NJ EDA Grants FAQ

State of New Jersey:
Office of the Governor - Main Page
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub

NJ Business Action Center:
The State of New Jersey has established a special website devoted to business concerns during the coronavirus emergency. The site, cv.business.nj.gov, will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to communicate this with the appropriate individuals within your organization. In addition, the New Jersey Business Action Center's Helpline is now available from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 to address any concerns you or your employees have.
Click Here for the New Jersey Business Action Center's Coronavirus Website.

NJ Dept. of Health:
NJ Dept. of Health - Coronavirus - What You Need to Know
NJ. Dept. of Health - Coronavirus Cases in NJ
NJ Dept. of Health - Coronavirus Information for Schools & Businesses

NJ State Legislature:
Summary of Bills Passed by the State Legislature in Response to the Coronavirus Emergency

NJ Dept. of Labor:
NJ Dept. of Labor - Benefits & the Coronavirus
NJDOL and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employers & Businesses Should Know

Federal Resources


Federal Funding - 4/3 - Submit Applications for Federal Paycheck Protection Program
Applications can be submitted April 3, for funds from the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act. This program provides businesses forgivable loans to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs and benefits, interest on mortgages, rent and utilities. If you are planning to apply, review what is required and pull together your information ahead of time.
Click Here for More Information.
Industry Insights into Federal Stimulus:
NMMA: Flowchart on Accessing Economic Relief through the CARES Act
MRAA: What does the federal CARES Act mean for my business?
MRAA: FAQs on the Federal Stimulus Packages and Businesses

Federal Government Aid Packages to Combat COVID-19
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What U.S. Recreational Boating employers need to know

Small Business Administration & Emergency Loans:
SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans to Small Businesses Effected by Coronavirus
News Release: SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans to Small Businesses in New Jersey Effected by Coronavirus
Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet
SBA Loan Application Checklist
Click Here to Apply for an SBA Loan
Click Here for Guidance on SBA Loans

US Department of Labor:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Poster
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. Tax Filing Day Moved from April 15 to July 15

COVID-19 Webinars


Upcoming Webinars:
NMMA - Webinar on How the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Helps Boating Industry Businesses - 4/3/20 at 12:00 PM
AMI Webinar #2 - Guidance for Employers on the Novel Coronavirus - 4/3/20 at 12:00 PM

Past Webinars:
A Conversation with NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan - 3/31/20
AMI Webinar #1 - Coronavirus and Your Workplace - 3/23/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert Virtual Town Hall: MRAA and the COVID-19 Response - 3/18/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert: How to Sell in Today's Environment, with Sam Dantzler - 3/24/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert: How to Adjust Your Service Business, with Valerie Ziebron - 3/25/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert: How to Market During the Coronavirus Pandemic - 3/25/20

Industry Resources


MRAA - COVID-19 Resources for Boat Dealers
NMMA’s COVID-19 Action Center
RBFF Coronavirus Resources & Best Practices
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What U.S. Recreational Boating Employers Need to Know
Federal Government Aid Packages to Combat COVID-19
Marine Industry Joint Stiumulus Priorities
Video - Legal Guidance for Employers on the Coronavirus
US Chamber of Commerce - Coronavirus - 8 Things Your Small Business Needs to Do
OSHA - Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Society for Human Resource Management - Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 Resources


Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resources & Cases Map
World Health Organization
CDC Main Page
CDC - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Video - Exclusive CDC Webinar with the Latest Information on COVID-19



We will continually be updating this site with more links and resources. Please feel free to share with us any resources and information that you find as well. Please email us at info@mtanj.org or fill out the form below.



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