2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 34:1B-240 - Employment grant component for eligible businesses.

NJ Rev Stat § 34:1B-240 (2013) What's This?

34:1B-240 Employment grant component for eligible businesses.

4. a. There is also established under the Invest in New Jersey Business Grant Program to be administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, an employment grant component to provide an incentive to businesses, during the current national economic crisis, to create full-time jobs that are retained for at least one year by the award of a grant of $3,000 to qualified businesses for each eligible position created.

b.The Chief Executive Officer shall approve the issuance of a grant to a business that:

(1)has operated continuously in this State for at least two years prior to filing an application for a grant;

(2)employs at least 5 full-time employees;

(3)adds an eligible position created in New Jersey after December 1, 2008 and before January 1, 2011, for a period of at least 12 consecutive months in this State; and

(4)the applicant has experienced a net increase in employment of eligible positions in this State during the same 12 consecutive months.

c.A business seeking to participate in the grant program shall submit an application in such form as required by the Chief Executive Officer. Such application shall include such information as the Chief Executive Officer shall determine is necessary to administer the grant program. All applications shall be submitted prior to January 1, 2011.

d.The Chief Executive Officer shall review and may approve an application for the grant program. The Chief Executive Officer shall issue payment of the grant upon the submission of proof by an approved applicant of the employment of an individual in the eligible position during a period of at least 12 consecutive months in this State and proof of the other requirements set forth in subsection b. of this section. Such submission shall be subject to review and audit by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

e.The value of the grant shall be $3,000 for each eligible position, provided that no grantee shall receive more than $500,000 in grants pursuant to this section. Provided further, that the sum of grants awarded pursuant to this section shall not exceed $50,000,000.

f.For the purpose of determining eligibility for a grant pursuant to this section, the authority shall not include any position that is included in the calculation of a business employment incentive grant pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1996, c.26 (C.34:1B-124 et al.), a business retention and relocation assistance grant pursuant to P.L.1996, c.25 (C.34:1B-112 et seq.) or an urban transit hub tax credit pursuant to P.L.2007, c.346 (C.34:1B-207 et seq.).

L.2008, c.112, s.4.

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