Small Business Portal

Small Business Portal

Support Small Businesses in Concord

How can you support?  Most importantly, give them your business!
Consider take-out, delivery or curb-side pickup purchases.  Buy gift cards.
Share their menus and information.  Tip a little extra.

On June 1, 2020, Township Council finalized Resolution 38-2020 to assist Concord Township restaurant owners; allowing for temporary outdoor dining during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

An application must be filed.  Fees are waived.
Temporary permit will expire on October 15, 2020.

To ensure receipt, business owners are requested to email their applications
to both 
processing staff members:
Maureen Kelly and Christina Mahoney.

The Governor has issued new guidance for the restaurant industry.
The link can be found here:

Certify My Restaurant

The online self-certification form for COVID compliant businesses is now open on the Pennsylvania COVID website.

Restaurants can now show customers and workers they are protecting their health, safety, and economy by completing the new self-certification form. The online form requires restaurants to confirm they are complying with all CDC and state public health guidance and safety requirements.

There is no cost to participate. Enrolling in the program is voluntary, and participating restaurants receive: 

  • Permission to increase indoor dining from 25% to 50% occupancy beginning today
  • A listing on the searchable public Open & Certified Pennsylvania Business Directory
  • Free Open & Certified Pennsylvania signs for your physical location, website, and social media
  • Timely updates, reminders, and alerts for new business guidance and resources 

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.

For more about the self-certification program read our
Frequently Asked Questions or email us at

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.



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 Small Business Administration. The CARES Act represents more than $376 billion in relief for small businesses.

There is significant overlap in the costs that can be covered by Economic Injury Disaster Advance 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.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

  • Application window starts April 3.
  • The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100% federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency, with loan forgiveness of up to 8 weeks of payroll based on employee retention and salary levels.
  • You apply for this loan with a bank or a mission-based lender. (The Small Business Administration has a free referral service called Lender Match to help find a lender near you.)

Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan (EIDL)

  • In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
  • This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
  • Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.
  • Apply for the Loan Advance here.

Covid-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program:
The SBA will provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus. The SBA’s EIDL program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue.