Minority/Women-Owned

Small Business Fund: Provides financing for creditworthy small, minority-owned or women-owned businesses in New Jersey in operation for at least one full year who may not have the ability to get bank financing, or not-for-profit corporations in operation for at least three full years may be eligible for assistance under the Small Business Fund.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services Program (DBE/SSP): Provides training and technical assistance to minority, disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses. This program aims to increase opportunities with the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) contracting program and assist them in competing for and performing work on highway and highway-related projects.

New Jersey Clean Energy Loans: NJ CELs: Provides loans ranging from $250,000 to $10 million for small businesses seeking to finance clean energy projects for projects requesting a total loan amount of $500,000 to $20 million. The program aims to support the state’s energy transition, unlock capital for small businesses and startups, and promote participation from minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned businesses. 

Golden Seeds:  A Golden Seeds chapter in New Jersey, allowing members to identify investment opportunities, conduct due diligence, monitor progress, and provide support for women entrepreneurs. Golden Seeds is an angel investment firm focused on empowering women entrepreneurs and achieving positive investment returns.