Restaurants

Sustain and Serve NJ: A grant program to support New Jersey-based restaurants that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and distribute the meals for free to the community. Eligible entities receive grants to purchase meals from participating restaurants and distribute them for free to the community

Small Business E-Commerce Support Program: Offers free e-commerce and digital marketing consulting services to small businesses in the restaurant, retail, and personal care industries that operate from a commercial location. The NJEDA has partnered with consultants to provide services such as website development and optimization, e-commerce and online ordering platforms, online appointment booking platforms, and digital marketing plans

Food Retail Innovation in Delivery Grant (FRIDG): Provides funding to food retailers to purchase self-contained, temperature-controlled lockers for food storage and delivery within designated Food Desert Communities (FDCs). The grant will cover between 30% and 50% of the total project cost, up to $250,000. The use of refrigerated lockers will help increase the availability of nutritious food and assist food retailers in adapting to new business models. The program will also enable FDC residents to order groceries online and have them delivered to a convenient central location without having to travel long distances.