Empire Diner Receives Morris County Small Enterprise Grant

Empire Diner Receives Morris County Small Enterprise Grant

A grant is delivered by Commissioner Shaw, with Parsippany Councilwoman Gragnani, to Frank Shizas on the Empire

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A grant is delivered by Commissioner Shaw, with Parsippany Councilwoman Gragnani, to Frank Shizas on the Empire Diner

PARSIPPANY — Two extra $15,000 checks had been delivered to small enterprise homeowners in Morris County this week, because the Morris County Small Enterprise Grant program ready to wind down and shut the applying interval is on Friday, September 30.

Morris County Commissioner Stephen Shaw offered the checks throughout visits yesterday to the favored Empire Diner and P.J.’s Plumbing Provides, a venerable heating and plumbing components store on West Clinton Avenue in Dover that assumed new possession three years in the past.

“We purchased the enterprise in 2019 – proper earlier than the pandemic – a tough yr to start out a brand new enterprise. It was tough, so we’re very grateful for the grant. We’re simply beginning to transfer ahead with some new advertising,” mentioned Holly Mastrian, who runs P.J.’s together with her brother, John G. Hosking.

A grant is delivered by Commissioner Shaw, with Parsippany Councilwoman Gragnani, to Frank Shizas on the Empire Diner

The household enterprise is owned by their father, John F. Hosking.  Empire Diner is also a household run enterprise, owned by Bobby Shizas.

“We’re very grateful for this. It is rather useful,” mentioned Frank Shizas, his son, noting the restaurant business was exhausting hit by the pandemic and institutions are nonetheless working to recuperate.

Parsippany Township Council Vice-President Loretta Gragnani joined Commissioner Shaw in presenting the grant to Frank Shizas on the diner yesterday.

Providing grants of as much as $15,000 per entity, the Morris County Board of County Commissioners may have accepted 723 functions by the point this system is closed for submissions on Friday, September 30.

The Commissioners devoted $10 million to this system, which opened on Valentine’s Day, and designed the grants to help small companies and nonprofits with pandemic associated bills incurred after March 3, 2021, together with hire and mortgages funds. The Morris County Small Enterprise Grant Program has been a singular use of federal funds issued to the county by way of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was designed to supply pandemic-related support.

Federal pointers protecting the grant program will decide precisely which bills qualify for protection and which functions could also be accepted. The grants are capped at $15,000 per applicant. Nevertheless, enterprise homeowners and nonprofits have been inspired to submit functions that embody all prices they consider might qualify for the grant, even when the overall quantity of a single declare exceeds $15,000.

A last overview might decide that some prices submitted for consideration will not be coated beneath this system pointers. Nevertheless, by submitting all bills which will qualify, candidates enhance the opportunity of getting the utmost quantity of grant {dollars} doable.

For extra data on the Morris County Small Enterprise Grant Program, click on right here.

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