New “Safer at Home” COVID-19 Restrictions in Philadelphia

In light of the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia, City officials today announced changes to restrictions on businesses, events and gatherings, and other activities. The new “Safer at Home” restrictions will begin on Friday, November 20 and will remain in place through January 1, 2021. An extension of these restrictions and/or the implementation of additional restrictions … Read more

Local Business Purchasing Initiative

To increase opportunities for small businesses, the City of Philadelphia has  streamlined the application process for small contracts. Starting later this summer, the threshold requiring formal bids for City contracts will rise from $34,000 to $75,000—and to $100,000 for local businesses. However, Philadelphia businesses must be registered as a Local Business Entity (LBE) to take advantage … Read more

Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and … Read more

Register for Temporary Outdoor Dining

Qualifying businesses can register to offer outdoor dining on the sidewalk or in the curbside parking lane. This is a temporary registration to support businesses during the yellow phase of the COVID-19 reopening plan. This registration is valid until December 31, 2020. You can apply for a: Temporary Sidewalk Cafe: This registration allows for the … Read more

The Merchant’s Fund Restore and Reopen Grants

The Merchant’s Fund will be begin to accept applications to provide grants to small, independently-owned businesses in historically disadvantaged communities that have suffered property damage, vandalism or inventory losses during the recent civil unrest. Grants will be made up to $10,000 depending on the extent of damage and needs of the business. Eligibility: Businesses must: … Read more

AACCGP to Recognize Juneteenth as a Holiday

To commemorate the effective end of slavery on June 19th, 1865, and to continue to strive for social equity and harmony, AACCGP will recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. Our office will be closed today. Learn more about Juneteenth.

Help Support Damaged and Recovering Asian-Owned Businesses

Due to recent events, many Asian-owned businesses in the Philadelphia area were damaged, including broken windows and stolen merchandise. Furthermore, Asian-owned small businesses have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia is here to offer our support to these businesses to recover and rebuild their businesses, … Read more

PPAAAC Incident Tracker

The Philadelphia Police Asian American Advisory Committee has been keeping track of Anti-Asian Racist incidents related to the COVID-19 pandemic since January, available on their website at asianamericanadvisory.org.  View Incident Tracker