The following are resources that provide helpful information you may need to navigate the current situation. Please visit our Guidance Documents page for FAQs, white papers, etc.
SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
PA Small Business Assistance Grants
The COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Grants application will reopen for a second, and final round, on August 10. It will remain open until August 28. These applications must be made through a CDFI. If you applied after the round 1 window closed, you do not need to reapply. All qualified applications will be rolled into this second round. This program IS NOT first-come, first-served. Additional information about the program can be found on DCED’s website.
PA Community Block Grants
Under this program, $625 million was made available to Pennsylvania counties in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding in the form of block grants administered by DCED. This funding may be used to offset the cost of direct county COVID-19 response, assist municipalities with COVID-19 response and planning efforts, fund nonprofit assistance programs, and deploy broadband to unserved or underserved areas. View Guidelines, applications, and eligible counties.
PA 30 Day Fund
The Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund – a non-profit with the simple mission of saving as many of Pennsylvania’s small businesses as possible – is now accepting applications for a forgivable loan of $3,000. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to qualify:
Pennsylvania Shared-Work Program
This program is through the Unemployment Compensation Office which allows an employer to temporarily reduce the work hours of a group of employees and divide the available hours equaling rather than laying off any employees.
Unemployment Compensation Office
Resources and information regarding UC benefits. Prepare now so if you or your employees need to file, your application(s) can be processed quickly.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation - Save Small Business Fund
The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Applications opened on April 20. Learn more about eligibility.