Mon Valley Alliance is here to help assist businesses connect with available resources.  Below are links to critical programs and information available to the small business community.

To discuss, please do not hesitate to contact:

Jamie Colecchi
Director of Operations & Development
jcolecchi@monvalleyalliance.org
(724) 565-5637

US Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 RESOURCES

Below is a list of resources available for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and communities to ensure all has the most vital information in a rapidly changing environment in response to the spread of COVID-19.  Please visit or contact any of the agencies for further information.

COVID-19 Hazard Pay Grant

The COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program was established to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in sectors that are vital to every Pennsylvanians’ existence. The program will help employers provide hazard pay for their employees to retain current employees. This reimbursement-based grant is for employers who will be offering hazard pay over the eligible program period.

Eligibility

Businesses, healthcare non-profits, public transportation agencies, and certified economic development organizations may apply for funding for employers located and operating in Pennsylvania within one of the following eligible industries:

  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Retail Facilities
  • Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
  • Security Services for eligible industries listed above and commercial industries that were not closed as a result of the Governor’s Business Closure Order
  • Janitorial Services to Buildings and Dwellings

Additional details can be found in the program guidelines and on the PA DCED website.

Applications are being accepted from July 16 to July 31.

PA DCED WEBSITE

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

APPLICATION

COVID-19 Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance Program

This program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. DCED will distribute the funding to the Pennsylvania CDFI Network, which will then administer the funding in the form of:

  • Grants to cover operating expenses for the duration of the shutdown and the transition period to re-opening
  • Grants to cover technical assistance, including training and guidance, for business owners as they stabilize and relaunch their businesses
  • Debt payment relief for CDFI Pennsylvania borrowers
  • Loan loss reserves for CDFIs

This is not a first-come, first-served program. There will be multiple rounds of application windows. The first window is closed. Notice about approvals will occur on a rolling basis starting as early as July 31.  It is anticipated that all applicants will receive notice no later than August 10 as to the status of their application, whether it is approved, held over for a future round consideration, or declined. Round 2 will open during the month of August. You can apply for a grant through any of the 3 CDFIs listed below.

The Progress Fund

Bridgeway Capital

North Side Community Development Fund

Program Guidelines 

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Twitter

@CDCgov – Center for Disease Control and Prevention
@CDCemergency – Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency
@Surgeon_General – US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams
@GovernorTomWolf – PA Governor Tom Wolf
@JohnFetterman – PA Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman
@PAHealthDept – Pennsylvania Department of Health
@SBAgov – US Small Business Administration
@PADCEDnews – PA Department of Community & Economic Development
@PALaborIndustry – PA Department of Labor & Industry

Official Resources

US Center for Disease Control & Prevention
US National Institute for Health
Internal Revenue Service
US Small Business Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania COVID19
PA Department of Health
PA Department of Community and Economic Development
PA Department of Labor and Industry
Allegheny County
Fayette County
Washington County
Westmoreland County