The NJEDA Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program provides short-term, immediate August rent or mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits that have suffered physical damage as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Henri on August 22nd or 23rd, 2021 and/or Hurricane Ida on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2021.
On August 22, 2021 and lasting into the early mornings of August 23, 2021, remnants of Hurricane Henri impacted the State of New Jersey with heavy rainfall totaling nearly 10 inches. The storm prompted evacuations, road closures, and water rescues throughout the State. The damage was severe in many counties across New Jersey impacting homeowners and businesses alike.
Then on September 1, 2021 Hurricane Ida devastated New Jersey’s downtowns and business districts, just as many were just beginning to rebound from the severe economic hardship of COVID-19. The historic flooding caused severe damage and devastation to private property, automobiles, structures, public facilities and transportation networks in parts of Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union. In response to this barrage of challenges, the Henri/Ida Grant Program provides short-term, immediate rent and mortgage reimbursement to New Jersey businesses and nonprofits that suffered physical damage as a result of the storm.