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Guidelines Issued for COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has made program guidelines for the COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Grants available on their website. The program, which was announced by Governor Wolf on Monday, makes $225 million available for COVID-19 relief to small businesses through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The funds will be available through three programs.

  • $100 million: Main Street Business Revitalization Program
  • $100 million: Historically Disadvantaged Business Revitalization Program
  • $25 million: Loan Payment Deferment and Loss Reserve Program

Additional details are available on DCED’s website.

Metro Action in Scranton is the only CDFI in Northeast PA and serves the counties of: Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

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