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Two Extra Grants Delivered to Morris County Small Companies – Morris County, NJ


Revealed on September 23, 2022

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Two extra $15,000 checks have been delivered to small enterprise house owners in Morris County this week, because the Morris County Small Enterprise Grant program ready to wind down and shut the applying interval one week from right this moment.

Morris County Commissioner Stephen Shaw offered the checks throughout visits yesterday to the favored Empire Diner on Route 46 in Parsippany Township and P.J.’s Plumbing Provides, a venerable heating and plumbing elements store on West Clinton Road in Dover that assumed new possession three years in the past.

Empire Diner Small Biz 9 22 2022 4.jpg “We purchased the enterprise in 2019 – proper earlier than the pandemic – a tough yr to start out a brand new enterprise. It was tough, so we’re very grateful for the grant. We’re simply beginning to transfer ahead with some new advertising,” mentioned Holly Mastrian, who runs P.J.’s along with her brother, John G. Hosking.

The household enterprise is owned by their father, John F. Hosking.  Empire Diner is also a household run enterprise, owned by Bobby Shizas.

“We’re very grateful for this. It is rather useful,” mentioned Frank Shizas, his son, noting the restaurant business was laborious hit by the pandemic and institutions are nonetheless working to get well.

Parsippany Township Council Vice-President Loretta Gragnani joined Commissioner Shaw in presenting the grant to Frank Shizas on the diner yesterday.

Providing grants of as much as $15,000 per entity, the Morris County Board of County Commissioners can have permitted 723 functions by the point this system is closed for submissions on Friday, Sept. 30.

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The Commissioners devoted $10 million to this system, which opened on Valentine’s Day, and designed the grants to help small companies and nonprofits with pandemic associated bills incurred after March 3, 2021, together with hire and mortgages funds. The Morris County Small Enterprise Grant Program has been a novel use of federal funds issued to the county by way of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was designed to supply pandemic-related support.

Federal pointers protecting the grant program will decide precisely which bills qualify for protection and which functions could also be permitted. The grants are capped at $15,000 per applicant. Nevertheless, enterprise house owners and nonprofits have been inspired to submit functions that embody all prices they imagine could qualify for the grant, even when the whole quantity of a single declare exceeds $15,000.

A last evaluate could decide that some prices submitted for consideration should not lined underneath this system pointers. Nevertheless, by submitting all bills that will qualify, candidates improve the potential for getting the utmost quantity of grant {dollars} potential.

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High Proper: Commissioner Shaw delivers a grant to Holly Mastrian and her brother, John G. Hosking, at P.J.’s Plumbing Provides in Dover

High Left: A grant is delivered by Commissioner Shaw, with Parsippany Councilwoman Gragnani, to Frank Shizas on the Empire Diner in Parsippany.

Middle Proper & Left:  Enterprise signage for P.J.’s Plumbing and Empire Diner.

Backside:  Holly Mastrian of P.J.’s shares fun with Commissioner Shaw.




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