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Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Providing some small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with immediate relief through a mix of grants and loans.


Beginning 5 p.m. on March 30, the following changes to this program will go into effect:

Due to extraordinary demand and limited resources available, applications submitted after 5 p.m. on March 30 will only be accepted and reviewed from businesses applying for microenterprise grants of $5,000. Awards for applications received after that deadline will only be made as new funds become available.

While businesses can still apply for microenterprise grants of $5,000, applications for Small Business Grants of up to $25,000 and Small Business Loans of up to $100,000 will no longer be accepted.

More resources for businesses can be found here.


The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), aims to:

  • Provide relief to small businesses in order to help them survive this crisis.
  • Retain as many employees as possible.
  • Help businesses avoid predatory lenders.
  • Maintain the provision of goods and services for Philadelphia’s residents.

Three relief programs, one application

You can apply for the three relief programs through a single application. Your request will be directed to the appropriate program based on your annual revenue.

Please refer to the application details for more information about what you'll need to complete your application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund.


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