Essex Co. Small Business Emergency Grant Program

Essex County's Small Business Lease Emergency Grant Program is designed to help small businesses and non-profit agencies in the county that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic to pay their rent. Essex County small businesses and non-profit agencies will be able to apply for as much as a $30,000 grant. 

Applications will be available beginning Monday, November 16 at the Essex County Office of Small Business Development website at Grants will be awarded on a first come first, served basis. 

There will be a webinar on Friday, November 13 beginning at 10:00 a.m. to to explain the application process. Please note that registration for the webinar is required. To register, visit