Bordentown City Small Business Grant Program

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020 12:00 PM
City Commissioners will review Applications and Announce Grant Awards at the Commission Meeting of May 11, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Board of Commissioners, on April 13th, 2020, approved the Bordentown City Small Business Grant Program (“Grant Program”). The Grant Program is in recognition of the significant contributions the City’s small businesses make to the local economy and overall quality of life in the City. Through this program, the City intends to extend grant funding to small businesses in the City for the purpose of stabilizing and sustaining the business community through these uncertain times. Selections will be made based on the application set forth below. If selected for funding, an applicant will be required to execute the Bordentown City Small Business Grant Agreement, which requires, in part, that the grant be used for business costs directly related to sustaining through this public health crisis. The City Commissioners anticipate the amount of the grant award to be between $2,000 and $3,000.


Fill and Print W-9 Form to Submit with Agreement
You only need to complete and print page 1 of the form


If you choose to download and submit a written Business Grant Application, it can be mailed or hand-delivered to: Grace I. Archer, City Clerk, City Hall, 324 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ 08505 or dropped in the front door mail slot at City Hall. Please be sure that your envelope is clearly marked “Bordentown City Small Business Grant Program Application”. An acknowledgement of receipt of your Application will be sent to you via e-mail.

    Applicant Information:

    Applicant's Legal Name:

    Business Name:

    Business Address:


    Applicant: Choose One:

    Applicant is the owner of a registered commercial business located in Bordentown City with not more than 25 employees.Applicant is an individual who operates under a sole proprietorship, with or without employees, or as an independent contractor whose business is listed as a registered commercial entity (class 4) located in Bordentown City.Applicant is a Lessee/Tenant who operates a registered commercial business located in Bordentown City with not more than 25 employees.

    Answer the following:

    1. Was your business closed due to NJ State COVID-19 guidelines? YesNo
    2. What date did your business close due to NJ State COVID-19 guidelines?
    3. Were your business hours altered due to NJ State COVID-19 guidelines? YesNo
    4. What were your business hours prior to being altered?
    5. What are your current (altered) business hours?
    6. Purpose of funds if awarded:

    Review and Check All of the Following:

    Applicant must review and check all that apply to their business.

    Applicant's business is registered with the State of New Jersey.Applicant's business has Municipal zoning approval for current use.Applicant has the required City of Bordentown Certificate of Occupancy.Applicant has the required City of Bordentown Landlord Registration form.Applicant is current with 1st Quarter 2020 property taxes, water and sewer.Applicant is not engaged in any illegal activity (as defined by Federal and State guidelines).No principal of the Applicant with a 50 percent or greater ownership interest is more than sixty (60) days delinquent on child support obligations.Applicant is not an agricultural enterprise (e.g., farm), other than an aquaculture enterprise, agricultural cooperative, or nursery.Applicant does not present live performances of a prurient sexual nature or derive directly or indirectly more than de minimis gross revenue through the sale of products or services, or the presentation of any depictions or displays, of a prurient sexual nature.Applicant does not derive more than one-third of gross annual revenue from legal gambling activities.Applicant is not in the business of lobbying.Applicant cannot be a state, local, or municipal government entity and cannot be a member of Congress.


    Completed Application must be submitted by 12:00 PM on May 1, 2020


    Are you the: OwnerTenant

    Block #:

    Lot #:

    Applicant's Legal Name:

    Business Name:

    Telephone Number:

    Email Address:

    Legal Business/Entity Name:

    Business Address:

    Mailing Address (if different from business address):

    Type of Business:

    Is your business registered with the Burlington County Health Department? YesNo

    Date Business Established (month/day/year):

    Number of Employees:

    Tax ID number:

    EIN number:


    Monthly Gross Revenue

    Monthly Fixed Expenses (i.e. mortgage, rent, insurance, etc.)

    Monthly Operational Expenses (i.e. payroll, utilities, debt payment, point-of-sale processing, inventory, cost of goods sold, etc.)

    Monthly Other Expenses

    Applicant will be required to submit W9 Form with Grant Agreement