New Grant Funds Now Available for Small Businesses

LISC Announces $10,000 Grants Through Partnership With Verizon The Verizon-LISC COVID-19 Recovery Fund was created to provide grant support to help address immediate financial impacts due to the pandemic. Grants are available up to $10,000 and can be used for things like rent, payroll, utilities, and vendor payments. Click here to access the application. Your application must be completed … Read more New Grant Funds Now Available for Small Businesses

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Information and resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19 Information and resources for workers impacted by COVID-19 The new Business Activity and Stay at Home Order: What you need to know Non-essential businesses to close until further notice Social distancing for essential businesses during COVID-19 coronavirus L&I issues guidance on construction work following Governor’s March 19th … Read more COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Department of Commerce and PIDC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), aims to: Provide relief to small businesses in order to help them survive this crisis. Retain as many employees as possible. Help businesses … Read more Department of Commerce and PIDC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation (UC) FAQ

Pennsylvania Employers The Department of Community and Economic Development has a resource account for businesses to reach out to directly with questions and concerns about operations. Email ra-dcedcs@pa.gov with your name, business, contact information, and concern, and someone will be in contact to assist you. Employees affected by a business closure, reduction in hours, or a medically … Read more COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation (UC) FAQ

Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. “The impact of financial losses related to COVID-19 will be felt for years … Read more Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans

City Announces New Restrictions on Business Activity in Philadelphia

From the Mayor’s Office of Communications PHILADELPHIA – City officials today announced new restrictions on commercial activity, and a halt to all non-essential City government operations, in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. The following changes on commercial activity are effective today, Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. … Read more City Announces New Restrictions on Business Activity in Philadelphia