Today, Governor Wolf announced the recipients of $50 million in grants to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was created to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors across Pennsylvania.
During the two-week application window, the administration received more than 10,000 applications totaling nearly $900 million, of which more than 5,000 businesses requesting $300 million were eligible. Of those, 639 employers were awarded $50 million in allocated funding, supporting a $3 per hour increase in pay for 41,587 workers across the seven eligible industries.
PMEDC, as Monroe County’s CEDO, submitted an application on behalf of 14 employers and only 2 were awarded funding. A total of six Monroe County employers received an award for a total combined amount of $285,618.
Additional information is available in this press release from the Office of the Governor.