The deadline for the federal Paycheck Protection Program has been extended from March 31 to May 31, 2021. Businesses that did not receive funding from the program last year are given first priority, but all businesses that employ 0-300 people, including sole-proprietors, are eligible to apply; this includes businesses that received PPP loans in 2020. Learn more about how to apply.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Grant Opportunity for Hospitality Businesses
The Pennsylvania COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) is the new $145 million statewide fund created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to support businesses in the hospitality industry severely impacted by the pandemic.
Eligible businesses include restaurants, food trucks, catering companies, small hotels, and bed and breakfasts.
Philadelphia County is receiving over $17 million in funding to provide grants to eligible businesses through this program. Grants are available to eligible businesses in the range from $5,000 – $50,000.
Get Virtual One-on-One Assistance from the Office of Business Services
Beginning in March, the Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Services is launching “Zoom With Us,” virtual one-on-one business support sessions to help Philadelphia businesses plan, launch, manage, and grow.
The Office of Business Services helps business owners navigate City services, understand business regulations, as well as assist entrepreneurs through the process of opening, operating, and growing a business in Philadelphia. They can be reached at email@example.com.