UPDATE 5.8.2020

Montco Small Business Grant Program Round 2

(Live update at 2pm)


Happy Mother's Day Weekend!!!
HEADLINES
The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced on May 6th, 2020 that it is making available $5,000,000 in economic development funds to provide grants to eligible small businesses for Round 2 of the MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program.   To prepare for Round 2, please read the updated program guidelines, Please read the guidelines and Round 2 FAQ's.
Governor Wolf will hold a press conference today at 2PM with Dr. Levine, Secretary of Health
We want to hear from you!
Over the next few weeks, the PV Chamber will begin hosting Virtual Community Discussions. The goal of the discussions is to virtually come together as a community to hear from local officials and individuals from our business and non profit communities. Leaders from industries including banking, legal, health & wellness, HR, marketing as will share updates and answer questions.
Send topic suggestions or questions you'd like answered to Renee@pvchamber.net.
SBA Announced Round 2 of PPP
The  Paycheck Protection Program  is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Round 2 of paychecks protection program opened Monday, April 27th and funds are expected to run out this week. Contact your lender for assistance.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
Unemployment help for self-employed, gig workers and
independent contractors

Bringing PA Back is an initiative by the PA Chamber to provide businesses with information and resources to get PA businesses thriving again. Here you will find information to prepare your workplace for reopening, welcome back employees and customers, phased reopening maps and more. Read more
As of 5/4/20, the countywide response rate was 68%.  You can view the latest response rate at the county and community level here.   Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.  With just a 5% undercount in 2020, we could lose $72,336,780 annually in funding for Montgomery County  schools, infrastructure, Medicaid, SNAP, housing choice vouchers, head start, senior programs, and more! 
Construction Industry in PA opens May 1st Read Construction Industry's Disaster Emergency Guidelines
MontcoStrong
Support your local restaurants and shops by buying gift cards during the COVID-19 shutdown. You'll help them get the cash they need now, so you can enjoy their business later. Use the link below to view gift card offers, or to sign up your small business!
Awards have been announced for Round 1 of MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program. Several PV Chamber members were awarded grants! Read more here.
Montgomery County Call for Help to Supply PPE

Montgomery County is asking for donations for commercial masks, surgical masks and impervious (waterproof) gowns. Any business that has an interest in or capacity to turn their existing supply chain into the PPE output that the health care industry so desperately needs to please contact Montgomery County Commerce Department by emailing: COVID19@montco.org.
2020 NFL Schedule Announced
Despite the uncertainty, the NFL has released the 2020 game schedule. The Eagles, along with the NFL, are "monitoring developments on a daily basis and will be prepared to make the necessary adjustments to adapt to the evolving landscape."
Please check the PVCC COVID19 Data Hub  regularly  for updates.
Our physical office is closed, but Renee is working remotely.
Contact 610-489-6660 or email
renee@pvchamber.net