Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund
The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Program offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and PIDC, aims to provide relief to selected small businesses in order to help them survive this crisis and retain as many employees as possible. Due to extraordinary demand and limited resources, read here for changes to this program that go into effect on March 30 at 5 p.m.
If you have any questions or need any help at all with your application, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Also, in case you weren’t aware, the City has also release the following with respect to utilities:
- PECO is suspending fees for delays in bills and service shut-offs for three months, effective March 13, 2020 through at least May 1, 2020.
- Philadelphia Gas Works is suspending non-payment terminations and will waive new late payment charges. This termination moratorium will remain in place until further notice.
- Philadelphia Water Department is also suspending non-payment terminations and plans to waive new late payment charges. This termination moratorium will remain in place until further notice. Please note that regular billing will continue for all customers.
More information can be found here: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-20-information-and-resources-for-businesses-impacted-by-covid-19/
Things are evolving daily, sometimes by the minute. If you would like to receive more information about business relief programs, please firstname.lastname@example.org.