CARES Act Application Process is Open

As was during the last round, these loans are on a “first come, first serve” basis. Therefore, once the funds are allocated, the application process will be closed out.

Paycheck Protection Program
A program overview can be found  here .
A borrower information sheet can be found  here .
A borrower Paycheck Protection Program application can be found  here .
A lender information fact sheet can be found  here .
A list of participating lenders can be found  here .
Department of Treasury's FAQ's can be found  here .
Economic Injury Disaster Loan
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Guide can be found  here .
Apply here.

Wolf Administration Releases
Guidance for Construction Industry

With construction work allowed to resume in the Commonwealth on May 1, the Wolf administration has issued guidance for all construction businesses and employees to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All business and employees in the construction industry must adhere to the Secretary of Health's  order   providing for business safety measures, which requires that every person present at a work site wear masks/face coverings unless they are unable for medical or safety reasons and requires that businesses establish protocols upon discovery that the business has been exposed to a person who is a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.  All construction projects must maintain proper social distancing and provide hand washing and sanitizing stations for workers, as well as cleaning and sanitizing protocols for high risk transmission areas. Businesses must identify a "pandemic safety officer" for each project or work site, or, for large scale construction projects, for each contractor at the site.  Residential construction projects may not permit more than four individuals on the job site at any time, not including individuals who require temporary access to the site and are not directly engaged in the construction activity. For non-residential or commercial projects, the number of individuals permitted on enclosed portions of a project varies depending on the size of the enclosed site. Commercial construction firms should also strongly consider establishing a written safety plan for each work location containing site specific details for the implementation of this guidance to be shared with all employees and implemented and enforced by the pandemic safety officer. The full guidance document can be found  HERE .
Conversation with the Huntingdon County CareerLink
& Employment and Training, Inc.

Members are invited to join us
for a conversation with the following:

Barbara Covert,BSW-NCWP II - A CareerLink Site Administrator/
Executive Director PA CareerLink Huntingdon County

John Gardner - Veteran's Representative for Employers

Barbara Gongloff - CareerLink Specialist

Denise Hancock - CareerLink WIOA/Title 1 Supervisor

Dana Rodgers - CareerLink Program Supervisor

When: May 1, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Moore Power Sales is offering a COMPLIMENTARY Live Stream
“Brain Based Selling” The “Biology” of Selling and How to become “Bullet-Proof” 

With all the distractions due to the current lock down, it is more crucial than ever to connect to our prospects and customers in the way they, (and all humans) make decisions. Typical salespeople sell in a manner that is not aligned with the biology of the brain. This Live Streaming program will help us understand what it takes to sell to the “Whole Brain” in an integrity based and effective way. The more we understand, the more effective we are. Click here for more information.

Please register for Brain Based Selling
on Thursday, April 30, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

We'll explore why most sales approaches are misaligned with the biology of the brain. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
Strategies to Maintain Your Healthcare Costs Due to COVID-19

Thursday, May 7
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for employers across Pennsylvania and the nation. Beyond the disruption of business, companies are now finding that their healthcare costs may increase from 10% to 40% as a result of COVID-19. Yet, prior to the bans being lifted and companies getting back to work, there are strategies companies can be considering now to help them maintain their healthcare costs.    Click here for more information and to register.  
Website Helps Pennsylvanians Support Local Restaurants

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many restaurants to make drastic changes in operations, including temporarily eliminating dine-in options. A new website helps Pennsylvanians support their local restaurants by providing a list of takeout, curbside and delivery services operating during the public health emergency.

The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association developed the new  CarryoutPA website  to serve as a resource to connect community residents with dine-out options in their area.

Restaurant owners who would like to be featured on the new site can enter their business information at
DCED Announces Business Loan Deferrals

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), and the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) are deferring loan payments for three months, according to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

PIDA PMBDA  and  CFA   borrowers (except for PENNWORKS) with payments due in April, May and June are deferred. All other terms and conditions of all applicable loans remain unchanged.
Google Webinar

We're partnering with Google to host a webinar on working effectively from home with FREE tools from Google on Tuesday, April 28th at 10:00 a.m. 

Join Randi Penfil , Grow with Google speaker, to learn how to effectively use Google tools to work from home without missing a beat. 
During this webinar, we will discuss how to work from home with your team, your clients and your customers without missing a beat.  

We will go over how to collaborate on shared documents with coworkers who are in other locations, hold video meetings with people inside or outside of your organization, and even present to large groups, all from your computer at home.

Join us to learn resources and tools to help you and your team members work remotely and still run your organization or business.
Waiver of Penalties on Accelerated Sales Tax Prepayments

Businesses that collect Pennsylvania sales tax will not have to make Accelerated Sales Tax (AST) prepayments in April, May or June, the Department of Revenue has announced. That means businesses that normally have a monthly prepayment requirement will not be charged penalties for missing the prepayment deadline during this three-month period. Click here to read more.

Click here to download the Independent Contractors Guide
to download
the Small Business Guide
& Checklist.
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No more applications are being accepted.

The U.S. Small Business Administration  is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible small businesses during this time.

Huntingdon County Strong:
Business and Community Resources

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Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO

MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director

Phone: 814-643-1110
Fax: 814-643-1115
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