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)
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
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