COVID-19 Disaster Relief Resources

This is a list of resources to assist you in coping with the effects of COVID-19 on your small business. We will be updating this list as the situation develops. 

Disaster Relief Funds

SBA Disaster Relief Funds

SBA has re-opened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for eligible small businesses, private non-profits and U.S. agricultural businesses. To apply, click here

 If you have already applied and have questions, call l-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Other Federal Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Information for how the SBA Disaster Assistance program will impact Pennsylvania Businesses can be found here. 

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

Pennsylvania Disaster Relief Funds

The Commonwealth has established a COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) to aid those businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be awarded in $5,000 increments with a $50,000 maximum. Please see the information below to contact your Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO) designated to serve the county in which your business is located. Click here for more information on the CHIRP funding.

 

Crawford County: Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County— Application will be available beginning Monday, March 15, 2021. To apply, please visit: https://crawford-county-chirp-initiative-crawfordcountypa.hub.arcgis.com/  For more information, please email kmatheney@epacc.net

 

Erie County: The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Erie — Now accepting applications. To apply, please visit: https://www.ecrda.net/ For more information, please email agiddy@ecrda.net

 

Mercer County: Penn-Northwest Development Corporation— Application will be available beginning Monday, March 15, 2021. To apply, please visit: https://www.penn-northwest.com/  For more information, please email info@penn-northwest.com or pndc@penn-northwest.com

 

Warren County: Northwest Commission — Now accepting applications. To apply, please visit: https://www.northwestpa.org/covid-19-business-resources/  For more information, please email chirp@northwestpa.org

Pennsylvania Resources

  • PA Department of Health Information: Coronavirus Business Fact Sheet 

    • This fact sheet has key information to help your business prepare for the spread of COVID-19. Due to this evolving situation, we encourage you to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 webpage for frequently updated information, guidance, and materials.

  • Department of Commerce and Economic Development Resources:

    • General Resources page including links to funding opportunities, exemption forms for essential business status, and further information: ​​https://dced.pa.gov/resources/

 

  • Guidelines for Farmers

    • For information as it relates to agriculture during COVID-19 mitigation in Pennsylvania, visit agriculture.pa.gov/COVID

Erie Resources

  • Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The ERCGP updates this page frequently with the most up to date information available for local business owners within the Erie County area. https://www.eriepa.com/coronavirus-erie

Other Resources

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