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COVID-19 Update: Pennsylvania Small Business Grants OPEN Until July 14!

access_time Posted on: July 7th, 2020

COVID-19 statewide relief

The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program has been established to provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. There will be several rounds of funding. The first application window is open from June 30th to July 14th.  

Visit the website below for details on the various Pennsylvania small business grants available.

To qualify for a grant, a businesses must:

  • be physically located, generating at least 51% of revenues, and certified to do business in Pennsylvania; 
  • have no more than 25 employees prior to February 15, 2020; and
  • have annual revenues below $1,000,000 prior to COVID impact.

Priority will be given to businesses that are:

  • Operated and owned by low and moderate-income people; or
  • Located in areas of need as indicated by income levels, poverty, unemployment rates, or significant population loss.
  • Categories of businesses most impacted by the closure order and experiencing the greatest revenue losses.

Consideration will also be given to:

  • rural communities,
  • women-owned businesses, and
  • areas targeted for business investment by state government programs such as Elm Street and Main Street. Note: At least 50% of the grants will be awarded to Historically Disadvantaged businesses.

Gather items necessary to apply

1. Government Issued Photo ID such as a Passport or Driver’s License

2. Proof of PA Business Registration (as applicable):

  • Articles of Incorporation for corporations and LLCs; or
  • Assumed Name Registration/“Doing Business As” for sole proprietors; or
  • Business License.

3. Business financial information:

  • Most recent Federal Tax Return. 2018 or 2019 business and personal tax returns, including Schedule C.
  • 2019 and 2020 Revenue from March 1 through May 31
  • For startups between January 1-February 15, 2020, provide Internal Profit & Loss Statement

4. Bank Account Information

Visit the PA Business Grants website below for details on the various Pennsylvania small business grants available.

Overview of the grants and additional links:

For additional information or clarification, please contact a CGA Business Law Attorney.


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