Governor Wolf on the Coronavirus Pandemic
Governor Wolf’s Order
Financial Relief for Small Businesses & Nonprofits
Relief is available for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority has created the COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program, which provides low-interest loans up to $100,000 for small businesses. For more information on eligibility and applications, please visit the DCED website.
The U.S. Small Business Administration also has a Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources page on their website. For additional information, call their Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email them at email@example.com.
Philadelphia also has a COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund. Administered by the Department of Commerce and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, grants and low-interest loans will be available. To apply, please visit their website.
For nonprofits facing financial difficulty, there is relief available through the PHL COVID-19 Fund. These funds are administered through the Philadelphia Fund and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will accept applications for financial relief from nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia area including Montgomery County. To apply visit their website at: https://phlcovid19fund.org/covid-19/.
Businesses in Philadelphia may call the Philadelphia Commerce Department’s Office of Business Services at 215-683-2100 with business-related questions.
Any businesses in Montgomery County may call the Montgomery County Commerce Department at 610-278-5950 with business-related questions.
Telephone Town Hall
This Thursday at 8:10 p.m., we will have another Telephone Town Hall discussing recent updates in the Coronavirus outbreak. To sign up and submit questions, please visit my website or text SENHAYWOOD to 833-898-5483.
Reporting Food Shortages
The Department of Agriculture is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to report food shortages. Businesses who have resources to help feed and shelter Pennsylvanians in need are encouraged to fill out this form to assist the Governor’s Emergency Feeding Taskforce as they look to direct resources.
For individuals experiencing food shortages, please complete this survey.
If you operate an emergency food pantry and are running short on food, please contact my office at 215 242-8171. Leave a message and we will respond.
Stay at Home Activities
It can be difficult staying at home during the Coronavirus outbreak, but there are ways to make it fun. What are some activities you’re doing to shelter in place? Send your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may see yourself on our social media pages. Understand you are not alone; your mental and emotional health is as vital as your physical. Some mental health resources available include:
Be healthy, be safe, but please STAY AT HOME.
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