Connecting industry people in need with people providing assistance
Pennsylvania's hospitality industry is being hit hard by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. PRLA is sourcing information on relief efforts for the hospitality industry that are happening across the commonwealth in response to this crisis.
Please share resources or efforts that you're aware of so we can spread the word.
FOR EMPLOYEES Every day brings new questions and concerns to hospitality industry employees impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This page collates resources available to help you navigate this challenging time.
FOR BUSINESSES This page contains information on the federal, state, and local (some) aid packages available to business owners, as well as resources to help you adapt and run your business.
Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP)
Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP) provides immediate emergency funding to front-line hospitality workers. Funded by private, community, and individual donations, HARP will distribute one-time individual grants to our front-line industry employees during times of unforeseen hardship. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to the availability of funds at the time. Currently, we are seeking donations to build the fund. The application for aid will be available soon.
Some restaurants have had to take the unfortunate but necessary step of closing or letting staff go during this unprecedented period, and are looking to provide some level of guidance on other potential interim job opportunities. As we are made aware of these opportunities, we will share them here. VIEW CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES