The Pennsylvania COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) is the new $145 million Statewide fund created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to alleviate revenue losses and pay eligible operating expenses for certain businesses in the hospitality industry severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia County is receiving approximately $17 million in funding to provide grants to eligible businesses through this program. Grants are available to eligible businesses in the range from $5,000 – $50,000.
Eligible business owners can apply online beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 15th. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. on April 5th. The online application is simple and is estimated to take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. It can be completed on your mobile device or computer.
All applications will be reviewed after April 5th. The program is not first-come, first-served; applications will be awarded based on eligibility and alignment with program priorities.