COVID-19 Information & Resources

Cranford Municipal Services

The Cranford Police and Fire Departments remain on duty 24/7 but please use 911 only for emergencies. Use 908-272-2222 for all other calls or check the website first. The answer to your question may be online. www.cranfordnj.org and click on Public Safety.

 The Cranford Municipal Building, Community Center, Indoor Pool & Fitness Center and Cranford Library are closed to the public and only a few essential employees will have limited access to the Municipal Building. All other employees are working from home and will regularly check their email and telephone messages. We will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible but ask for your patience. 

Information from Union County

There are now two telephone numbers Union County residents can use to speak with a medical professional and be evaluated for a COVID-19 test. But, please be patient. The numbers are 908-373-5105 or 908-214-7107. The general public should not go to the site without a prescription and doctors appointment referral. For more details www.ucnj.org . 

Drive Thru Screening

Resources for the Elderly and Home Bound

Please share this information with family or neighbors who are elderly or homebound to make sure they are getting meals and other vital services.

Cranford Family Cares: cfamilycare@gmail.com / 908-276-3530

Cranford Cares: cranfordcares@gmail.com

Cranford Clergy Council: 908-709-77283

Union Co Dept of Human Services: 908-486-5100

Meals on Wheels: 908-527-4870

Your Sources for Official Information from the Township of Cranford

Each afternoon, Mayor Giblin will give an update and answer questions via Facebook Live on the Township of Cranford page. This typically occurs about 4 pm.

You can email your questions at any time to members of the Township Committee or administration@cranfordnj.org.

Sign up for regular official updates www.cranfordnj.org and click on “Subscribe to News”

If you haven’t already signed up for NIXLE Alerts please do so now – Text 07016 to 888-777.

For information and special announcements about Cranford businesses follow Downtown Cranford across social media.

We sincerely thank our first responders, including medical personnel who live in town, teachers and the new parent-teachers, local businesses, community organizations and especially Cranford residents who never fail to step up to support the Cranford community and beyond. We are so grateful for your support and cooperation during these challenging days.

Click below to email Township Committee:

Mayor Patrick Giblin                                 

Deputy Mayor Kathleen Miller Prunty     

Commissioner Tom Hannen                    

Commissioner Jean Maisonneuve         

Commissioner Mary O’Connor              

Administrator Jamie Cryan                      

Information from the State of NJ

Charity Scams, Price Gouging & More

A federal-state task force was created to investigate and prosecute misconduct including unlawful hoarding medical supplies, price gouging, charity scams, fraud and more. If you have been a victim or are aware of illegal activity report the problem at 866-720-5721 or www.disaster@leo.gov

NJ Economic Development Authority: Efforts to Help Small Businesses

Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

A $5 million program that will provide grants up to $5,000 to the smallest and most vulnerable businesses in retail, arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, food service, and other services – such as repair, maintenance, personal, and laundry services – to stabilize their operations and reduce the need for layoffs or furloughs. 

• Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program – A $10 million program that will provide working capital loans of up to $100,000 to businesses with less than $5 million in revenues. Loans made through the program will have ten-year terms with zero percent for the first five years, then resetting to the EDA’s prevailing floor rate (capped at 3.00%) for the remaining five years. 

• Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Emergency Loan Loss Reserve Fund – A $10 million capital reserve fund to take a first loss position on CDFI loans that provide low interest working capital to micro businesses. This will allow CDFIs to withstand loan defaults due to the outbreak, which will allow them to provide more loans at lower interest rates to microbusinesses affected by the outbreak. 

• CDFI Emergency Assistance Grant Program – A $1.25 million program that will provide grants of up to $250,000 to CDFIs to scale operations or reduce interest rates for the duration of the outbreak.

• NJ Entrepreneur Support Program – A $5 million program that will encourage continued capital flows to new companies, often in the innovation economy, and temporarily support a shaky market by providing 80 percent loan guarantees for working capital loans to entrepreneurs.    

• Small Business Emergency Assistance Guarantee Program – A $10 million program that will provide 50 percent guarantees on working capital loans and waive fees on loans made through institutions participating in the NJEDA’s existing Premier Lender or Premier CDFI programs. 

• Emergency Technical Assistance Program – A $150,000 program that will support technical assistance to New Jersey-based companies applying for assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The organizations contracted will be paid based on SBA application submissions supported by the technical assistance they provide. 

 Businesses throughout NJ are hiring. Check the state’s Jobs page: www.jobs.covid19.nj.gov

Additional details on the NJEDA’s new programs, including complete eligibility requirements are available here: cv.business.nj.gov . Township officials are committed to assisting our many Cranford businesses to make certain they receive information, assistance and important updates about these programs.

Additional Resources

Facebook: TownshipofCranford

Twitter: cranfordtwpnj

Instagram: Township of Cranford

https://www.cdc.gov

www.nj.gov/health  or www.covid19.nj.gov

www.ucnj.org