The Philadelphia COVID-19 Restaurant and Gym Relief Program (RGRP) is designed to provide financial relief to small businesses located in Philadelphia that have been among the most adversely affected by the latest round of pandemic-related restrictions enacted in November 2020. Eligible businesses are limited to restaurants with indoor dining, gyms, and businesses whose primary activity is indoor exercise. Grant awards are estimated to be up to $15,000 per business.
The following parameters are not required to apply for the program, but businesses that meet any of these criteria will be prioritized when evaluated. Due to limited funding, this program will prioritize businesses that:
- Are located in high poverty areas or on neighborhood commercial corridors.
- Are minority-, woman-, or disabled-owned.
- Provide jobs to Philadelphians.
- Suffered damage in 2020 due to civil unrest.
Eligible business owners can apply online, beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 28. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9. The online application is simple and is estimated to take approximately 15 minutes to complete. It can be completed on your mobile device or computer.
All applications will be reviewed after February 9. The program is not first-come, first-served; applications will be awarded based on eligibility and alignment with program priorities. Grant awards are estimated to be up to $15,000 per business.