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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Support Information

Unemployment Compensation

COVID UC BenefitsIf your job has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has put together a list of frequently asked questions on UC specifically related to the coronavirus emergency. Click here to go the FAQ.

Relief for Unemployment Compensation Charges for Employers

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law provides that employers may request relief from certain benefit charges. Learn more on the state Department of Labor and Industry website.

Disaster Loan Information

The federal Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets. Read more on the SBA website.

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidance for employers on planning, preparation and response to COVID-19.

National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association continues to engage with local, state, and federal officials to help their employers and employees address this public health emergency. Visit their coronavirus information page.

Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association

PRLA has coronavirus information and resources on its website for the state’s hospitality industry.

COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program

The COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) and provides critical working capital financing to small businesses located within the Commonwealth that are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. All CWCA loan applications must be submitted through a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO). You can learn more on their website.

Grants And Resources For Artists And Nonprofits

A running list compiled by the Arts producer at WBUR-FM, Boston’s Public Radio station, of small emergency grants and funds to hold artists over during the crisis. Visit the Grants And Resources For Artists And Nonprofits list.

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