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ATTENTION RESTAURANT OWNERS!!
PA Governor Tom Wolf has issued guidance for the restaurant industry.
Certify My Restaurant
Self-certifying will not lead to any additional inspections. If you have a COVID-19 related violation, you will first get warnings and education, rather than fines or other penalties.
Below are summaries and links to business assistance programs for businesses suffering economic hardship from Covid-19. You should consult the program websites (or a financial advisor) for specific information and qualifications based on your business.
- COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) - info session March 2, 2021 @ 10 a.m.
- Delco Strong Rapid Response Grant - applications due Tuesday, December 29 @ 2 p.m.
- Bringing Back Delco Task Force
- Delaware County Commerce Center
- Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
- SCORE of Delaware and Chester Counties
- Delaware County Office of Workforce Development
- Delco Chamber of Commerce: Interactive Guide to Identify Local Establishments offering take-out, delivery & curbside pick-up
- Delaware County Small Business Support Grant Program
- Delco Businesses Urged to Report Price Gouging and may be Eligible for Restitution 07/30/2020
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA
- The Governor has issued guidance for the restaurant industry. The link can be found here:
- Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Office of Unemployment Compensation
- Pennsylvania's self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation can now begin filing claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. Visit the Filing for PUA webpage of the Office of Unemployment Compensation website.
- Certify My Business - The online self-certification form for COVID compliant businesses is now open on the Pennsylvania COVID website: https://www.pa.gov/covid/business-unites/certify-my-restaurant/
The Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27. Portions of this Act are intended to assist business owners with current needs. The CARES Act programs will be administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The CARES Act represents more than $376 billion in relief for small businesses.
In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak:
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
This loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
- SBA Express Bridge Loan
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
- SBA Debt Relief
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- SBA Tropical Storm Isaias Disaster Assistance
The Small Business Administration has announced that Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Disaster assistance is also available for private nonprofits.
Click Here for program flyer.
Click Here for press release.
Click Here for fact sheet.
There is significant overlap in the costs that can be covered by Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, but businesses cannot receive assistance for the same economic loss under both programs. For example, if you use your EIDL to cover payroll for certain workers in April, you cannot use PPP for payroll for those same workers in April, although you could use it for payroll in March or for different workers in April.
PRIVATE RESOURCES AND GRANTS
- The Barstool Fund
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- Go-Fund-Me Relief Fund
- James Beard Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund
- Yelp Relief for Affected Businesses