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Chester Township Farming Household Reaps $15000 This Harvest Season – Morris County, NJ


Revealed on September 22, 2022

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Morris County Small Enterprise Grant Delivered to Lebensfreude

It’s harvest season, excellent timing for Lebensfreude LLC, the farmland agency on which Chester Township’s well-known Alstede Farms operates, to reap a $15,000 Morris County Small Enterprise Grant.

Morris County Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus delivered the examine to Kurt and Mary Alstede on Wednesday after touring the Alstede Market in Chester Township and visiting the neighboring property housing Lebensfreude LLC, which interprets into: “pleasure of dwelling.” This system, launched with $10 million on Valentines Day, is designed to assist small native companies nonetheless being impacted by the pandemic.

Final Likelihood to Apply for Morris County Small Enterprise Grant!

Program Closes Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

Alstede Lebensfreude Small Biz 9 21 2022 1.jpg “This grant could be very useful. It’s been over two years since (the pandemic begin) and other people overlook, we have been sweating bullets making an attempt to determine each week what we might do,” stated Kurt Alstede, noting farming operations all through New Jersey have been hit with strict working pointers by the Division of Agriculture and Division of Environmental Safety.

Farmers needed to cooperate for months underneath restrictions that ranged from requiring farm staff to put on protecting masks even whereas working within the fields, to distancing pointers that required farmers to seek out different housing preparations for workers who dwell on web site.

“It actually should be famous that the Alstede household did all the things to maintain their individuals working and retained their workers all through the peak of the pandemic and afterwards,” stated Commissioner Krickus as he visited the property.

So far, the Commissioners have authorized 677 purposes filed by small companies and nonprofit organizations to obtain grants of as much as $15,000. The Commissioners devoted $10 million and designed the grants to help small companies and nonprofits with pandemic associated bills incurred after March 3,Alstede Lebensfreude Small Biz 9 21 2022 2.jpg 2021, together with lease and mortgages funds.

The Morris County Small Enterprise Grant Program has been a novel use of federal funds issued to the county via the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was designed to supply pandemic-related assist.

Federal pointers masking the grant program will decide precisely which bills qualify for protection and which purposes could also be authorized. The grants are capped at $15,000 per applicant. Nonetheless, enterprise house owners and nonprofits are inspired to submit purposes that embrace all prices they imagine could qualify for the grant, even when the entire quantity of a single declare exceeds $15,000.

A remaining evaluate could decide that some prices submitted for consideration are usually not coated underneath this system pointers. Nonetheless, by submitting all bills that will qualify, candidates enhance the opportunity of getting the utmost quantity of grant {dollars} attainable.


High Proper: Commissioner Krickus chats with Kurt and Mary Alstede on the driveway to Lebensfreude’s property.

Middle Left: Commissioner Krickus visited the Alstede Farms market a brief distance away, presenting Mary Alstede with a letter and grant examine subsequent to an vintage tractor.

Backside Proper: Commissioner Krickus seems to be over a few of the produce grown on the lands of Lebensfreude LLC.


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