Pike County CHIRP

COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program

Applications Due April 30, 2021

On February 5, 2021, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 109 into law (Act 1 of 2021), allocating $145 million to the newly created COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). Under this program, eligible businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for grants of up to $50,000.

 

Click here to learn more about Senate Bill 109 (Act 1 of 2021)

Eligibility 

Businesses must meet several eligibility criteria including:

 

  • For-profit business located in Pike County, PA

  • Not publicly traded

  • NAICS classification of Accommodations (721) or Food Services and Drinking Places (722) with accommodations, food, or drink served or provided for the public with or without charge.

  • Tangible net worth of less than $15,000,000

  • Fewer than 300 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees

  • In operation on February 20, 2020

  • Plans to remain open for at least one year from date of application

  • Current with all federal, state, and local income taxes

  • Documented financial impact related to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Funding Available

This Project was financed by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development. Pike County is receiving $632,133 to provide grants to eligible businesses through this program. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000.

All funds will be distributed by July 31, 2021.

 

The amount of grant awarded, if any, may be less than the amount requested as determined by the evaluation process and amount of funding available.

Complete applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Evaluation will be based on eligibility criteria and demonstrated need based on information provided in the grant application. 

 

Priority will be given to businesses that have not received any prior funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, businesses that received these funds will not necessarily be disqualified.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Read the complete program guidelines

Step 2: Prepare all of the documents needed for the application

Step 3: Fill out the online application and upload attachments

 

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Pike County CHIRP is being administered by NEPA Alliance with support from Hailstone Economic.

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Click here for a paper application

Completed applications with all attachments can be sent via email.

Questions about the program? Send us an email.