Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs stands against acts of hate towards the Asian community in Philadelphia

For immediate release: 8 April 2020 Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, The Mayor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs stands against hate and recent incidents of bias that have occurred throughout the city of Philadelphia. Members of the Asian immigrant and Asian American communities in our city have also been the target of bigotry and … Read more

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective … Read more

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

COVID-19 Info and Updates for Businesses

AACCGP Staff will be working remotely for the next two weeks as part of our way to mitigate the affects of COVID-19 in our community. Please use email, phone, or social media to communicate with us.  You can leave messages on our voicemail and we will call back shortly.  As we are inundated  with COVID … Read more