Thursday, June 4: The Mayor has extended a mandatory citywide curfew. Effective at 8:00 p.m. through tomorrow at 6 a.m. Only people with essential duties will be permitted outdoors.
In effect: 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 to 6:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5
In effect: 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 01 until further notice

Empowerment Zones

West Philadelphia

The following grants are available in the West Philadelphia Empowerment Zone (WPEZ).

Business Assistance Grant

This grant is available to support businesses within the West Philadelphia Empowerment Zone. Existing businesses or start-up businesses can apply. Businesses can receive up to $10,000. This helps create and sustain an environment that cultivates employment.

Grant funds can be used for:

  • Equipment.
  • Fit out.
  • Storefront improvements.
  • Marketing.
  • Professional services.

Financial Literacy Grant

Individuals who live or work within the Empowerment Zones can receive free:

  • Tax preparation services.
  • Financial literacy services.

More information will be available at the start of tax season.

Funding applications

If you are interested in applying for funding, see the Empowerment Zone funding applications.


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