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PUA Only Helpline Now Open

The Department of Labor and Industry recently opened a new phone line to help Pennsylvanians who have questions or concerns pertaining to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Claimants can call 855-284-8545 for assistance from 8 a.m. to …Read More »

Celebrate Kindness on 1-4-3 Day !

In times of uncertainty, simple acts of kindness mean the most. On May 22, Pennsylvania will be celebrating the second annual 1-4-3 Day in PA with a call to all Pennsylvanians to show kindness to essential workers and neighbors in honor of Fred Rogers. …Read More »

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

WASHINGTON—On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application.   …Read More »

NEPA MPO Announces Opening of Public Comment Period and Virtual Public Hearing on Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill counties, is the organization that considers and approves the plans a …Read More »

Paycheck Protection Program has Re-Opened

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll fo …Read More »

IEDC Update on April 22, 2020 from the Capitol

Washington, DC – The Senate has passed a $484 billion bill to inject additional funding into SBA disaster loan programs — both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) — that will now head to the House where i …Read More »

Important Update on the PPP

Important Update – Paycheck Protection Program The SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program as the maximum amount appropriated by Congress to fund the program has been reached. SBA is also unable to enroll …Read More »

Monroe County Commissioners partner with PMEDC to fund COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program

Stroudsburg – Monroe County continues to battle COVID-19. Every day, more cases are reported in our community by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  People are aware of the effect COVID-19 has had on them and their families including shortages of s …Read More »

PA Manufacturing Call to Action Portal

Our Fight Against COVID-19 The departments of Community & Economic Development, along with the departments of Health, General Services, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, have received a deluge of inquiries and offers from Pennsylvan …Read More »

Paycheck Protection Program is now OPEN

The Paycheck Protection Progam is an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Here is a link to the information on the SBA’s website:  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-pro …Read More »

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