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New Jersey Manufacturing Voucher Program (NJMVP) grant

The NJEDA’s pre-qualification application for the NJMVP program is closing soon. If you are looking to purchase new equipment in 2023, you might be eligible to offset the cost by up to 50%!

Want more information? NJFPA member John McDaris of Garton's Rigging attended the NJEDA webinar and is happy to share what he learned. Garton's is also offering NJFPA members introductory discounts for the installation of equipment.

Reach out to John today!

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NJ Manufacturing Voucher Program

Need to Upgrade Your Equipment?

Did you miss EDA webinar on the new New Jersey Manufacturing Voucher Program (NJMVP) grant? Grants range between $7,500 and $250,000 and funding can be used to purchase equipment needed to improve operations. The NJMVP is designed to increase manufacturing production in New Jersey.

NJFPA member John McDaris of Garton's Rigging attended the NJEDA webinar and had these insights to share: 

"There is free money out there you just have to qualify for it and it does not sound too hard. They have a 1000-dollar application fee. The link for this is

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EPA Grant for Food Manufacturing Facilities

EPA Grant for Food Manufacturing Facilities

No long complicated applications and never knowing if you will get the grant. This is an exclusive invitation to food processors looking to conserve resources and reduce their environmental impact.

The DEP is looking specifically for 3 food companies to partner with in a pilot program doing FREE in-depth analysis of their manufacturing processes and potential waste issues. So you wouldn't have to go through a lengthy application form just give Ky Asral at the DEP a call and see if you are a good fit for the program. Contact Lisa McCracken at NJFPA for more information or go directly to Ky Asral at the DEP to get started.

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Recap: 2022 State of the State of NJ Manufacturing

Recap: 2022 State of the State of NJ Manufacturing

NJMEP and NJBIA completely filled the George Washington Room of Patriots Theatre at their annual State of the State event. But even a room that full only represented 2% of the manufacturing companies in NJ. (- NJMEP) Manufacturing is alive and well in NJ and its members are passionate about living and working in NJ and making NJ a better place to do business. 

The State of the State was not just a photo-op meet and greet, manufacturers took the stage and voiced real frustrations and stories of challenges they have faced. Hard questions were asked of both lawmakers in attendance and the media who report on these issues emphasizing the real offers coming in from other states and the urgency manufacturers faced to make decisions for their companies.

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Don't Miss the NJFPA Conference Exhibit Hall

Processors, Don't Miss These Exhibits!

The response from exhibitors and sponsors to this year's conference has been tremendous! Don't miss your chance to nail down what you need for your business all in one room.

  • Don't just search the web for services - talk to multiple providers at once and find who fits your needs and your budget.
    • Packaging, flavoring, cold storage, construction, insurance, software, automation, and more... 
  • Find new community resources - Chambers of Commerce, County Business Hubs, state incentives and grants.

  • See the latest trends - entrepreneurs from the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, vegetarian and plant-based trends.

  • Give back with your community - Learn more about the charitable work of the Mid Atlantic Food Trade Association (MAFTO).

    Register Today!

Reducing and Recovering Food Waste

Reducing and Recovering Food Waste with the Center for EcoTechnology (CET)

Education Chair Brian Tannenhause of BD Construction attended the NJ DEP Food Waste Virtual Stakeholder Meeting on behalf of the NJFPA to discuss the Food Waste Recycling and Food Waste-to-Energy Production Law (P.L. 2020, c. 24).  Brian invited fellow attendee non-profit Center for EcoTechnology (CET) to share their expertise with our members:


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Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program

Potential Grant Opportunity

The Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program provides approximately $665 million in Consolidated Appropriations Act funds to provide grants to State agencies, Tribal entities, and nonprofit organizations with experience in providing support or relief services to farmworkers or meatpacking workers. 

For more information go to the UDSA page on this grant program or watch the introductory webinar (38 minutes)

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NJEDA Expands PPE Access Program

NJEDA Expands Discounts, Extends Deadline for PPE Access Program

Businesses and organizations with 100 or fewer employees can apply for nearly 70 percent discounts on PPE purchases

TRENTON, N.J. (November 23, 2020) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that it will increase the discounts available on purchases of personal protective equipment made through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program to nearly 70 percent, effective Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The Authority will also double the per-business cap on discount vouchers. These discounts will be available to New Jersey businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees until December 10, 2020. Businesses that have already made purchases through the program will be able to receive vouchers for additional purchases up to the new program caps, but the 65 percent discount will only apply to purchases made on or after November 24, 2020. 

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Fall 2020 Industry Resources

Regular readers of the NJFPA newsletter will already be aware of these industry events and programs but we wanted to broaden our reach! 

For more details on each of these and other ongoing programs be sure to visit Ongoing Industry Events & Programs

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