The NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program has been designed to have a rapid and widespread impact on the availability of PPE in New Jersey, especially ahead of the upcoming flu season. By approving qualified Designated Vendors to establish special e-commerce websites that will sell discounted PPE to New Jersey small businesses and organizations, the program will make it easier and more affordable for local organizations to access high-quality and affordable PPE. Specifically, the program will:
Facilitate the State’s economic recovery by ensuring that small and micro businesses and non-profit organizations – the customers – can access affordably priced PPE and other safeguarding equipment to protect their employees as they return to work and continue to operate in a COVID-19 environment;
Ensure small and micro businesses and non-profit organizations have the information they need to select the appropriate PPE needed for their context;
Ensure that businesses in historically underserved communities are particularly able to access affordable PPE; and
Support the State’s small businesses and manufacturing sector by providing an offsetting subsidy for purchases of PPE that has been (i) manufactured or assembled at a manufacturing facility in New Jersey or (ii) purchased from a small wholesaler located in a historically underserved community (i.e., one of New Jersey's 715 Opportunity Zone Eligible census tracts).
More information can be found at covid19.nj.gov/ppeaccess.
Updated: October 28, 2020