2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:1B-74 - "New Jersey Micro-Business Assistance Fund"
34:1B-74."New Jersey Micro-Business Assistance Fund"
5. a. To implement the program, the authority shall establish and maintain a special revolving fund to be known as the "New Jersey Micro-Business Assistance Fund," hereinafter, "the assistance fund," which shall be credited with:
(1) such moneys from the economic growth account of the "Economic Recovery Fund" established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1992, c.16 (C.34:1B-7.13), which the authority determines are necessary to effectively implement the program, within the limits of funding available from the Economic Recovery Fund, based upon the response to the program by micro-business development corporations; (2) any moneys that shall be received by the authority from the repayment of the moneys in the assistance fund used to provide micro-business development loans pursuant to this act and interest thereon; (3) moneys as may be available to the authority from business assistance programs administered by the authority or by other State agencies or authorities including, but not limited to, the New Jersey Development Authority for Small Businesses, Minorities' and Women's Enterprises established pursuant to P.L.1985, c.386 (C.34:1B-47 et seq.), the New Jersey Urban Development Corporation established pursuant to P.L.1985, c.227 (C.55:19-1 et seq.), the department or administered by federal agencies or by private sector foundations ; (4) appropriations made by the Legislature to effectuate the purposes of this act; (5) fees collected from applicants pursuant to subsection c. of this section; and (6) other moneys made available including, but not limited to, funds provided by agreement with private investors, small business investment corporations, banks and other lending institutions to effectuate the purposes of this act.
b. Moneys in the assistance fund which are determined by the authority not to be needed for current responsibilities of the assistance fund, may be invested by the authority in any direct obligations as to which the principal and interest thereof are guaranteed by the United States of America or any other obligation deemed appropriate by the authority. The authority may appoint a director to manage the activities associated with the assistance fund. The director shall receive compensation as determined by the authority.
c. The authority may charge fees in connection with applications for financial assistance from the assistance fund as it deems reasonable.
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