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Resources for Businesses During the Coronavirus Emergency



As we move through this challenging and uncertain time, we want to help and support all of our members by sharing important resources and information. The MTA/NJ is here as a resource and advocate for you and your business. Please contact us if you need any assistance at all. In addition, we would like to know about the impact this is having on your business so we can work to address these issues and assist as best as we can. Please stay in touch and email us at info@mtanj.org.

Quick Links: State News & Updates - MTA/NJ Alerts - State Funding - Federal Funding - Webinars - Industry Resources
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Guidance and Resources for Boating and Marine Business Operations


Safe Boating Flyers:
Feel free to share the flyers below with your customers.
NJ State Police - Social Distancing While Boating
Help Keep Boating Safe in NJ Flyer - We can customize this flyer for your business by adding your logo. Email us if interested.
NJ Fish & Wildlife - Social Distancing While Fishing

Guidelines and Best Practices to Operate Safely:
Guide to Operating Your Boat Business Safely - An industry guide to operating safely, assembled in collaboration with numerous MTA partners. Back to Work Downloads

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) have compiled a list of resources for dealerships to get back to work safely. The resources listed below can not only help you sharpen your processes for safe operations once your dealership is back to work, but they can also be used to demonstrate your planned safe operations. To view the resources, click the links below or visit: www.mraa.com/page/getbacktowork

49 Best Practices for Operating Your Dealership Safely
MRAA Sample Dealer Policy for Drop-Offs and Sea Trials
How to Communicate Safe Boating With Consumers
MRAA's Boating Do's and Do Not's for Boaters
Tips To Sell and Service Boats Safely
MRAA's COVID-19 Resources for Boat Dealers

NMMA Suggested Best Practices for Resuming Operations

AMI Best Practices in Marina Operations During the Reopening of the Economy

Business Guidelines:
CDC - COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings
CDC - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
OSHA - Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19


State News & Updates


Timeline for Lifting Restrictions in NJ and links to all of the Orders
Information on what businesses are open and the rules and safety guidelines that must be followed
NJ Covid-19 Main Information Hub
Travel Advisory & List of Included States: Individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission


MTA/NJ Alerts and Emails


Members can access copies of our Coronavirus email alerts by logging into our Members Only section of the website. If you've misplaced your password, please email info@mtanj.org to regain access.

Please Note: We cannot advise whether businesses should be open or closed. Each member must evaluate their own business and facilities to determine how they conduct business and/or whether they remain open. We are only sharing information that is provided to us as a resource for our members. It is important to take all necessary precautions and follow guidance to protect your staff and the public to ensure we are all doing our part to keep everyone safe.


State Resources


State Funding:
NJ EDA - NJ Small Business Emergency Assistance Grants & Loans

Applications can now be submitted for funds from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's $5 million Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Loans program will also distrubute $10 million dollars of working capital loans of up to $100,000 to small and mid-size businesses.
Note: State funding has been exhausted, but you can still submit an application to be considered when additional funding is released.
If you applied and are interested in the status of your grant application, click here.
Information for Phase 2 of the NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant - Application available at 9:00 a.m. on June 9, 2020
Click Here for More Information on NJEDA Grants
Click Here for More Information on NJEDA Loans
Eligibility Wizard can help to identify which emergency assistance programs you want to consider for your business's specific needs.
NJ EDA Grants FAQ

State of New Jersey:
List of Governor Murphy's Executive Orders
List of State of NJ Administrative Orders
Office of the Governor - Main Page
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
Governor Murphy on Twitter

NJ MVC Update:
MVC offices began a gradual reopening of designated facilities on June 15th.
Visit the MVC website for the most updated information on locations and new processes.

NJ Business Action Center:
The State of New Jersey has established a special website devoted to business concerns during the coronavirus emergency. The site, cv.business.nj.gov, will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to communicate this with the appropriate individuals within your organization. In addition, the New Jersey Business Action Center's Helpline is now available from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 to address any concerns you or your employees have.
Click Here for the New Jersey Business Action Center's Coronavirus Website.

NJ Dept. of Health:
NJ Dept. of Health - Coronavirus - What You Need to Know
NJ. Dept. of Health - Coronavirus Cases in NJ
NJ Dept. of Health - Coronavirus Information for Schools & Businesses

NJ Dept. of Labor:
NJ Dept. of Labor - Benefits & the Coronavirus
NJDOL and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employers & Businesses Should Know
NJDOL Web Portal - Submit a Message to Unemployment Division

Federal Resources


Federal Funding:
SBA Federal Paycheck Protection Program
:
Click Here for More Information on the PPP.

Small Business Administration & Emergency Loans:
SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans to Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus
News Release: SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans to Small Businesses in New Jersey Affected by Coronavirus
Economic Injury Disaster Loans Fact Sheet

Industry Insights into Federal Stimulus:
NMMA: Flowchart on Accessing Economic Relief through the CARES Act
MRAA: What does the federal CARES Act mean for my business?
MRAA: FAQs on the Federal Stimulus Packages and Businesses
Federal Government Aid Packages to Combat COVID-19
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What U.S. Recreational Boating employers need to know
Understanding the Resources Available for Small Businesses - Article by Sal Schibell of Lawson, Rescinio, Schibell & Associates

US Department of Labor:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Poster
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. Chamber - Coronavirus Small Business Survival Guide
U.S. Tax Filing Day Moved from April 15 to July 15


COVID-19 Webinars


Upcoming Webinars:

AMI - Coronavirus Update for Marina Operators - August 2020 - 8/19, 12-1 PM

Past Webinars:
AMI - Coronavirus Update for Marina Operators - Mid-Summer 2020 - 7/15
AMI - Dousing the Marine Industry's Pandemic of Stress - 6/8
MRAA - How to Make the Best of the Mad Rush in Service - 6/4
NJEDA - Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program - 6/5
AMI - Charting a Social Media Roadmap for Summer 2020 - 5/27
Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions - The Most Common Wage and Hour Pitfalls in the COVID-19 Era - 5/28
MRAA - Dealership Hygiene — Best Practices to Find Hidden Cash - 5/21
AMI - Marina Operations During Phase 1 Reopening - 5/20
AMI - Selling Virtually: Evolve the Way You've Always Sold to Meet Today's Buyer in 2020 and Beyond - 5/19
• NMMA - American Boating Congress - 5/13- 5/14 - Day 1 - Day 2
AMI - Beyond Reopening: How to Successfully Reopen, and Keep Boating Safe this Summer
AMI - Business Leadership in the time of the Coronavirus with John Spence
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Policy Officer Explains Federal Relief Programs - 4/23/20
NJBIA - A Business Owner's Guide to Loans - 4/14/20
Cooper Levenson - Good News for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: CARES Act - 4/8/20
NJBIA - What NJ Employers Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act - 4/6/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert: How to Manage Cash Flow in a Crisis - 4/7/20
MRAA - Featuring Garage Composites, Topic TBD - 4/7/20
NMMA - Webinar on How the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Helps Boating Industry Businesses - 4/3/20
AMI Webinar #2 - Guidance for Employers on the Novel Coronavirus - 4/3/20
A Conversation with NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan - 3/31/20
AMI Webinar #1 - Coronavirus and Your Workplace - 3/23/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert Virtual Town Hall: MRAA and the COVID-19 Response - 3/18/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert: How to Sell in Today's Environment, with Sam Dantzler - 3/24/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert: How to Adjust Your Service Business, with Valerie Ziebron - 3/25/20
MRAA - Ask the Expert: How to Market During the Coronavirus Pandemic - 3/25/20

Industry Resources


MRAA - Operation Keep Customers Boating
MRAA - COVID-19 Resources for Boat Dealers
MRAA - Tips To Sell and Service Boats Safely
MRAA - Communicate Safe Boating to Your Customers
NMMA’s COVID-19 Action Center
RBFF Coronavirus Resources & Best Practices
Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What U.S. Recreational Boating Employers Need to Know
Federal Government Aid Packages to Combat COVID-19
Marine Industry Joint Stiumulus Priorities
Video - Legal Guidance for Employers on the Coronavirus
US Chamber of Commerce - Coronavirus - 8 Things Your Small Business Needs to Do
OSHA - Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Society for Human Resource Management - Coronavirus Resources
Discover Boating Covid-19 Resources for Boaters
US Coast Guard - Cleaning and Storing Your PFD

Online Training Opportunities


AMI:
The International Marina Institute (IMI) partners with industry leaders to offer multiple educational webinars. These webinars cover anything from hurricanes to safety within your marina.
Library of Prerecorded Webinars

MRAA:
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, all standard MRAA educational courses found at MRAATraining.com will be available free of charge to any dealer who wants to use the content from now through May 31st. Simply log in using your pre-existing account or create a new one. Courses are available to everyone, including all dealership staff and dealers who are not MRAA members.
Instructions for Adding Staff to Your Account
How to Make a Free Account with MRAA
Free Membership Access to MRAATraining.com

ABYC:
ABYC Webinar Series - ABYC is offering a free webinar series every Thursday at noon. They are being recorded and posted to their YouTube page after.
De-mystifying Basic Electrical Concepts and Standards - Webinar
• New ABYC Certification - Advanced Marine Electrical - Order the Study Guide
Free Online Learning Course - AC Electrical Safety
Free Online Learning Course - Battery Installation Requirements
Interactive Live Certification Course - Gasoline Engines Certification
Interactive Live Certification Course - ABYC Standards Certification

COVID-19 Resources


Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resources & Cases Map
World Health Organization
CDC Main Page
CDC - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers




Good News & Good Deeds
With all the difficult news and updates we are all receiving daily, we would like to hear and share your Good News and Good Deeds! It can be anything positive - an accomplishment at your business, a positive experience, recognition of a front-line worker in your family or if you are helping out your fellow colleagues or neighbors, we want to hear about that too! Email your good news and good deeds updates to info@mtanj.org to be featured in our email updates.

Your Comments & Concerns
We will continually be updating this site with more links and resources. Please feel free to share with us any resources and information that you find as well. Please email us at info@mtanj.org or fill out the form below.



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