Deadline extended for small business relief in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The city of East Orange has established the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program in response to the serious financial hardships many East Orange businesses face as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. Due to an increase in demand, the deadline to submit applications has been extended to July 30. The program provides grant awards of up to $10,000 to eligible businesses with five full-time employees or fewer.

Applications are available through the city’s website at and at Completed applications should be returned via email to or delivered in person to the Planning Department in City Hall.

The city will hold an informational Zoom meeting about the grant program on Thursday, July 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. Register for this event at