COVID-19 Resources & Information for Small Business
Below please find a listing of resources for businesses affected by COVID-19
COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program: Delivers loans to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. Program falls under PA Industrial Development Authority's Small Business First Fund. The program will make $60 million available to provide loans of $100,000 or less to qualifying businesses.
Montgomery County Commerce Department has created a dedicated website to assist companies interested in applying for the recently opened Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) Coronavirus Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program. Learn more here.
CareerLink Services – call (610) 270-3429 - for life-sustaining businesses that need additional workers -
o Recruitment and online job posting assistance is available.
o Funds are still available for on-the-job training and Incumbent Worker Training.
For businesses that have closed or are laying off workers:
o Rapid Response services continue to actively seek lay-off aversion strategies.
o Please advise your workers to apply for Unemployment Compensation and reach out to PA CareerLink® Montgomery County so the team can offer support through the process.
UC Information: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/
FMLA and COVID-19: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/
Much of this information, along with information on SBA and other support programs can be found at: https://data-montcopa.