The Black and Latino Urban Entrepreneurship – Retail Acceleration Program (BLUE-RAP) Application

This application is for consideration for The Black and Latino Urban Entrepreneurship – Retail Acceleration Program (BLUE-RAP). There are four parts to the application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All answers will be kept confidential and used to determine your candidacy for the program.

Part 1: Contact Information

Home Address

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List in the order of proficiency


Part 2: Company Information

Business Address


If yes, please provide the month and year of registration:


How many paid workers do you have?


How many non-paid workers do you have?


What were your net profits for:

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. For more information you can visit their website at

Example: Name, Title, Percentage Owned


BLUE-RAP participants are required to attend training twice a month on Monday mornings at Jersey City Exchange Place location.


Trainings and counseling sessions are held during regular business hours (9am – 5pm).


Part 3

Please answer each of the following questions:

  • What are your current business challenges?
  • What steps are you taking to address these challenges?
  • What are your plans to grow your business (1 – 3 years)?
  • How do you think BLUE-RAP will help you achieve your business goals?

Write your responses in a Microsoft Word document and upload the file below.

Please include your name both in the document and in the name of the file