CARES Act

Pennsylvania Act 24 of 2020 provides that Coronavirus Relief Fund money distributed through the Commonwealth, which includes the funds received by the County used to fund the Business Interruption Grant Program, may be used for small business grant programs to “support businesses with fewer than 100 employees with priority given to those businesses that did not receive a loan or grant through the federal Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program established under the CARES Act.” In addition, such grants are available to businesses and other entities that are primarily engaged in the tourism industry, with 100 or more employees. Current interpretation of federal CARES Act guidance related to the definition of the term “small business” suggests that entities with more than 500 employees generally would not be deemed to be a small business for CARES Act purposes at this time. In the event your business is above the applicable thresholds, a review will be conducted to determine whether any exceptions apply.

Act 24 further provides that CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund money may be used for nonprofit assistance programs for entities that are an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Current interpretation of federal CARES Act guidance suggests that Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) entities qualify as small businesses for the purposes of CARES Act business interruption grants but that entities with more than 500 employees generally would not be eligible for such grants at this time. In the event your non-profit entity is above the applicable thresholds, a review will be conducted to determine whether any exceptions apply.

Small Business Interruption Grant Application

Non-Profit Business Interruption Grant Application

Small Business or Non-Profit PPE Reimbursement Application

Non-Governmental Business Entities Grant Application FAQ