NJ Warming Centers

Code Blue notifications and resources opened in response to severe cold or storm events change as quickly as the weather. This listing reflects information most recently received.


For current information & help with basic needs, read our COVID-19 web pages or dial 2-1-1. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211. Live help on COVID-19 information is available. Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-962-1253.

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Non-Profits

Private business owners, landlords and non-profit organizations have been seriously impacted by COVID-19. Below, we have tried to highlight the topics that we are asked about frequently. If you do not see the topic that you are looking for, please visit our state's COVID-19 website.

News and Resources for NJ Business Owners and Non-Profits

Local Assistance may be Available

As we hear of local business assistance programs, we will post them here.

  • Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program - Through a partnership with Essex, Ocean and Passaic Counties, the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority is launching the Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program. Learn more
  • Monmouth County Economic Grant Program - The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has dedicated $10 million of its allocated CARES funding to support their community’s small businesses and non-profit organizations as they struggle to provide residents and visitors with their essential and exceptional goods and services during these unprecedented times. Learn more

Grant and Loan Availability from State - The Administration is working with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to develop programs to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out what has been done and learn about current programs here.

New Jersey Business Action Center - If you have business-related Coronavirus-19 questions, you are welcome to call the New Jersey Business Action Center (8 am–5 pm) at 1-800-JERSEY-7 or to talk with the office personnel using a live online chat feature on their site.

News and Resources for Non-Profit Organizations

The Center for Non-Profits created Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Non-Profit Reopening in an effort to assist vital organizations in our state as they adjust to our new environment. The guide is intended to be used as a framework, with the expectation that your organization's recovery will require responsiveness to a continuously shifting environment. This is not a legal guide or official directive, but rather a tool to give you food for thought and connections to additional resources. Information is changing rapidly. Visit the Center’s COVID-19 online resource page for their latest guidance.