What we do
The COVID-19 Recovery Office works to ensure that Philadelphia recovers from the pandemic in a way that:
- Protects public health and safety.
- Is fiscally responsible for the City and its taxpayers.
- Addresses the most pressing community hardships caused by the pandemic.
- Puts Philadelphians back to work.
- Helps businesses in hard-hit communities reopen and thrive.
Our aim is a more equitable and prosperous Philadelphia post-recovery.
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Timeline and updates
The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, the Arts and Culture Task Force, and City Councilmembers Isaiah Thomas and Katherine Gilmore Richardson announced that a total of 645 local individual artists, small and mid-size nonprofit arts organizations, and small creative enterprises have been selected to receive $1,002,400 from the Illuminate the Arts Grant. 71 percent of eligible applicants were selected to receive award funding; every eligible individual artist that applied will receive an award.
The City and PIDC announced that more than 980 small businesses have been selected to receive a total of over $17 million from the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), the statewide relief program created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Over fifty percent of awards went to businesses owned and operated by persons who are Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander.