Boonton Main Street, Inc. Relief Fund

Support Main Street

Boonton Main Street, Inc. has launched a special relief fund to support the small businesses that make up Boonton's dynamic Main Street economic center. This microgrant program, funded by donations, will provide financial relief for the many small Main Street businesses crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to promoting the program and assisting with fundraising, Boonton Main Street, Inc. (BMS), with its 501(c)(3) charitable status, will receive donations and, at the direction of an impartial sub-committee, disperse funds to qualified small businesses that make up our historic shopping district.  If having a viable Main Street is important to you, this is another of many opportunities to help during these unprecedented times. 

The first gift to this fund is from personal contributions made by the BMS board members in the amount of $1000. It is BMS Inc.'s hope that individuals and organizations will join in supporting the local small business community that makes Boonton a unique economic center within Morris County. Donations to this fund are tax-deductable, and all donations at or above $1000 will be commemorated on a placard prominently displayed on Main Street.

BMS believes that small businesses are a vital part of the community. Their unique presence adds to the vibrant fabric of Boonton and is a critical component to growing our local economy.  Please help support these businesses that support our community.

Please note: All funds received by BMS during this microgrant program will be used for the sole purpose of grant awards and any associated administrative costs incurred. No funds received by BMS during the microgrant program or related to the program will be used by BMS for any other reason.   Funds will be awarded by an independent sub-committee none of whom have a grant eligible business or interest in such a business within the district.  

Tax-deductible donations can be made on or before June 15, 2020 here, or by mailing a check payable to

 Boonton Main Street, Inc.  PO Box 26 Boonton, NJ 07005

Small Business Eligibility

  1. Business must have a physical location on Main Street Boonton (between Myrtle and Highland Avenue) or on the first block of a street perpendicular to Main Street between Myrtle & Highland Avenue (heading North).

  2. Business must have twenty or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

  3. Priority will be given to businesses defined as Non-Essential Retail Businesses by New Jersey Executive Order No. 107. Other businesses defined as Essential Retail Businesses by New Jersey Executive Order No. 107, may also
    apply if they demonstrate a significant loss.

 

Organizations not eligible to receive funding include national franchises, nonprofits, and religious organizations.

Timeline

May 15, 2020                                

May 15 – June 15, 2020             

June 15, 2020                               

June 16 - June 19, 2020             

June 22 - June 26, 2020  

Application opens online at BoontonMainStreet.org

Application submittal period including community outreach & applicant assistance 

Application submittal period ends at 11:59pm

Grant decisions communicated to recipients

Grant awards distributed

(973) 257-9107

PO Box 26 Boonton NJ United States 07005

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