Industrial & Economic Development


The City of Millville is an Entitlement Community under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program. The City receives grant funding annually to support the primary objective of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to develop viable urban communities, in this application particularly, through expanded economic opportunities principally for low-and moderate-income persons.  

 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized additional direct grant funding to Entitlement Communities which was allocated using the same annual formula. The City of Millville received $175,747, of which, $90,747 has been allocated for economic development activities that support small business recovery in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

 Program Eligibility 

  •  The business must be located within the City of Millville.
  • The business must meet the National Objective of benefiting Low-to Moderate Income persons and retain or create at least one permanent job held by such.   The applicant will be required to certify and document how the business meets the national objective.
  • The selection will not be based on first-come, first-serve, but will be selected based on need, previous profitability, ability to continue operations seamlessly upon reopening, etc.
  • All businesses must be willing to participate in a small business needs assessment that includes: the business's current marketing strategies; promotional strategies; etc.
  • The applicant must certify that benefits are no duplicated (i.e. funding is allocated for separate uses) by other funding sources.

 Use of Funds

  •  Eligible Expenses include rent, mortgage, utilities, marketing, equipment, payroll, inventory restocking, and general supplies necessary for recovery.
  • Maximum award amount of $5,000.
  • Funds are to be spent within 6 months of award.

Covid-19 Response Loan Application

Remember to check back frequently as items are added and updated.  Please contact Samantha Silvers for assistance.

(856) 825-7000 ext. 7341

Please click here for information pertaining to additional Federal, State, and other financial assistance opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis.  

General COVID-19 information can be found here.

Durand Glass
Millville was named the fourth best urban center in the state of New Jersey. Our development strategy relies on the city's riverfront and industrial heritage while embracing the high tech future. Millville is in a prime location, with a mixture of open space, and recreation and development sites with affordable price tags. Millville uses public / private partnerships to support economic diversification, city beautification, special events, and recreational opportunities. We are currently in development of a community technology network to benefit both businesses and residents. Millville has a strong commitment to meaningful and long-lasting economic development for improved quality of life.