Hospitality Grants Available to Businesses
(February 15, 2021) Businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Butler County and across the Commonwealth can receive a new round of funding aimed at supporting the hospitality industry.
The COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program will distribute $145 million in funding to all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. According to Gov. Tom Wolf, funding will be given in the form of block grants to each county based on population.
A business is eligible to apply if:
It has a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) designation within the Accommodation subsector (721) or Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (722) and where accommodations, food or drink is served to or provided for the public, with or without charge.
- It has fewer than 300 full-time equivalent employees.
- It has a maximum tangible net worth of not more than $15 million.
- It was in operation on Feb. 15, 2020 and remains in operation and does not intend to permanently cease operations within one year of the date of application.
- COVID-19 has had an adverse economic impact on the eligible applicant which makes the grant request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the eligible applicant.
Each county will administer the funding through one or more designated Certified Economic Development Organization or Community Development Financial Institution, which will then process applications from businesses.
Applications will be accepted starting March 15, and complete program guidelines are available on the Department of Community and Economic Developments website.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP)
View the Cranberry Business Directory
Business plays a vital role in making Cranberry Township a thriving place to live, work and play. As businesses of all sizes face unprecedented challenges, the Township is doing everything it can to help ease that burden and ensure the business community remains strong.
Other Business Resources
- Small Business Administration
- Duquesne University Small Business Development Center
- University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center
- Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses.
- PA Small Business Development Center- Example EIDL Loan Application
- COVID-19 Small Business Resources: America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.
- Government Response to COVID-19
- U.S. Treasury What the U.S. Treasury is doing in response to COVID-19 and an explanation of the CARES Act.
- U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Established to study and survey problems of small business enterprises.