Open NOW • The Pennsylvania COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) Grant

The COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) Grant opened on Monday March 15. The Philadelphia Commerce Department has laid out the details of the program including a link to apply on their website HERE.

As a reminder, this Grant is only open to businesses that have a NAICS designation within the Accommodation subsector (721) or Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (722) as its primary activity.

Note: NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code is a 6-digit number used to identify the type of business you are operating and can be found on the first page of most business tax returns.

Where and How to Apply

  • Eligible business owners can apply online at, beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 15.
  • The deadline to submit applications has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 12.
  • The online application is simple and is estimated to take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. It can be completed on your mobile device or computer.
  • All applications will be reviewed after April 5. The program is not first-come, first-served; applications will be awarded based on eligibility and alignment with program priorities.

FYI: PIDC will be hosting several informational webinars and application walk-throughs about this program, which you can sign up for at this webpage.

Please click HERE for complete details about the Grant including what you’ll need to have on-hand before applying. Any questions at all, please let Donny Smith know at Once you have applied, please let Donny know that as well so that he can follow along on his end and offer support where able.

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