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

The Process to Reopening Pennsylvania for Businesses

On April 22, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced his detailed plan for reopening Pennsylvania with a targeted May 8th start. The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow, green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s website has helpful resources … Read more

Paycheck Protection Program & Lendistry Info Session #5

With billions of dollars in potentially forgivable Payroll Protection Program (PPP) capital still available to small businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging Pennsylvanian organizations economically impacted by COVID-19 to apply for a PPP loan to cover eight weeks of payroll costs and certain overhead expenses. … Read more

Safety Tips for Small Businesses During and After COVID-19

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce has put together a list of safety measures you can take to protect your business during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. While non-essential businesses remain closed under the City’s Business Activity and Stay at Home Order, business owners can still take steps to keep their businesses safe. This temporary … Read more

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

LISC is currently accepting applications for Round 2 of their Small Business Relief Grants.  Small businesses across the country, the backbone of our nation’s economy, are facing potentially devastating economic pressure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many have already been forced to shut temporarily, and even those operating remotely still face major revenue shortfalls. With … Read more

SCORE Reopening Toolkit for Small Businesses

America is beginning to reopen again. Are you ready? Whether or not to reopen your business as restrictions are lifted is a choice that only you can make for your small business. One thing is certain: doing business in a post-pandemic world is just different! SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties recently released a toolkit for … Read more


The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced on May 6th, 2020 that it is making available $5,000,000 in economic development funds to provide grants to eligible small businesses for Round 2 of the MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program. Round 2 grant awards will once again be administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County in … Read more

Chester County Main Street Preservation Grant Program

Chester County’s Commissioners set up a $5M fund to establish the Main Street Preservation grant program – up to $25,000 in funding for county’s small businesses and agriculture enterprises impacted by COVID-19. The competitive grant program will provide funding for small businesses and agricultural enterprises in the county that were unable to take advantage of any federal … Read more

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. The Paycheck Protection Program will … Read more