February 19, 2021

Economic Relief Programs

General Summary on Relief Programs
Here's a resource guide about cross program eligibility on economic aid. Page 1 features an infographic of PPP, SVO Grant and EIDL. Page 5 includes SBA links for grant and loan information
Second Draw PPP Loans
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:
SBA also offers additional Coronavirus relief.
MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has allocated $145 million to counties for a grant program to provide financial relief to businesses with a primary activity in NAICS Code subsector 721 (Accommodations) and 722 (Food Service and Drinking Places) per Senate Bill 109, known as Act 1 of 2021, signed by Governor Wolf on Friday, February 5th, 2021. Montgomery County is receiving approximately $9.4 million in funding to provide grants to eligible businesses through this program. The eligibility, application requirements, and program design are all developed from the text of Act 1 of 2021.
  • The application window will open at Noon on Friday, March 12th, 2021. The application questions are in Appendix A of the Program Guidelines.
  • Eligible businesses must have their primary business activity in NAICS subsector 721 (Accommodations) or subsector 722 (Food Services and Drinking Places). A description of these NAICS subsectors is in Appendix B of the Program Guidelines.
  • Grant awards will be in increments from $5,000 to $50,000. Applicants will be required to submit documentation of expenses incurred and paid during the eligible expense period. We are providing applicants with a template MS Excel form that they will need to complete and provide with their documentation as explanation. We are also providing an example of how to complete this form to help applicants.
  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate the financial impact on their business – the manner in which this is structured comes directly from the legislation. The Program Guidelines explain what is needed in terms of documentation to demonstrate impact based upon the level of impact the applicant is applying under.
  • Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis and the application window will be open until grant funds are fully allocated. This is a not a first come, first served/funded program. A incomplete application submitted first is far less likely to be funded than a thorough and complete application submitted tenth.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program is Section 324 of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act (Economic Aid Act) signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. Read program details here.
Business Roundtable
Feb 25, 2021
PV Men Happy Hour
March 4, 2021
Ask the Experts
COVID-19 & Vaccinations
March 17, 2021

Shredding Day Event
March 27, 2021
9AM - Noon
PV Chamber's Community & Business Shredding Day Event

EVENT SPONSORS - this is a opportunity to connect with businesses and residents in the Perkiomen Valley region!

GOODY BAGS - Add your promotional items to 200 goody bags distributed to the first 200 cars at the drive through event!

VOLUNTEER - Many volunteers are needed for this event. Call the Chamber for details or use the link below to sign up!
add your business to the growing list of sponsors
PV Chamber Annual Meeting
March 31, 2021
Noon - 1PM

The PV Chamber Annual Meeting will be held on Zoom!

  • Participate in 2021-2022 Board Election
  • Chairman's Address - Kip Bilo, UAS
  • Appointment of new Chair, Bob Clark Interface Financial Group
  • New Member (2020-2021) Recognition
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
Keynote Speaker
David Zeller
Director of Commerce,
Montgomery County
Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is required to follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health's plan for vaccine prioritization for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available. At this time, vaccine supply remains extremely limited.

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health has started scheduling appointments for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1A which includes qualifying healthcare offices and healthcare professionals, private healthcare contractors, people age 65 and older, and people age 18-64 with high-risk conditions.

194 grants approved as of January 27th. Additional grants are being reviewed and approved. The Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County will contine to email grant awardees as grants are approved. Many restaurants in Perkiomen Valley region have already been notified of awards.
No-Cost PPE Kits
Montco expanded the program to offer up to 7 kits per small business

Please stop by the Chamber office to pickup (more) PPE kits for your business!
Chamber membership is not a program requirement - all welcome to participate

Pickup available at Chamber office on
Wednesday, February 24 from 9am - 1pm
Thursday, February 25 from 9AM - 5PM
or call to reserve your kit(s) and schedule pickup time 610-489-6660 or email info@pvchamber.net.
Loan Interest Loans for PA Businesses and Residents Affected by Tropical Storm Isaias

Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the flooding in Berks and Philadelphia counties, as well as the neighboring counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Schuylkill may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.
30 Day Fund 

The non-profit Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Pennsylvania-based small businesses. The forgivable loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding. 

The Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund is designed to be quick, easy, and free of red tape, as small business owners work to keep employees on board in the near term. All we ask in return: if you can, pay it forward

Grow your business by listing a special offer on the PV Chamber Shop Local and Win website. Let's fill this site with offers!

All welcome to participate (membership not required)
Sponsorships and Grants available. Call Chamber office for details 610-489-6660

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