Governor Wolf To Address Pennsylvanians about COVID-19

Governor Tom Wolf will deliver an address on the coronavirus known as COVID-19. Gov. Wolf will update Pennsylvanians on the state of the commonwealth and ongoing efforts to mitigate the virus and provide support to Pennsylvanians impacted by the pandemic.
WHEN: Monday, April 13, 2020; 7:00 PM
WHERE: Live Stream
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Members of the Chambers of the Alleghenies
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties

are invited to a ZOOM Meeting with the
US Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, April 16th - 1:00 p.m.

This event will provide information about the CARES Act and loan/assistance information for small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Relief (EIDL.) Q&A will be available as well.

Speaker: Kevin Courtois
Executive Director
Great Lakes Regional office

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Meeting ID: 214 440 4712
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USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide  (PDF, 349 KB) is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.

“Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities preparing for and impacted by COVID-19,” Perdue said. “This resource guide will help our rural leaders, whether they are in agriculture, education, health care or any other leadership capacity, understand what federal assistance is available for their communities during this unprecedented time.”

USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit .
South Hills School of Business & Technology
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The Giant Company Announces $250,000 Emergency Grant Program to Support Small Businesses
During COVID-19 Pandemic

Last week, the GIANT Company announced a $250,000 emergency grant program, in partnership with Team Pennsylvania, to support small businesses in Pennsylvania's food supply chain impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now being accepted online through April 24 from any small business involved in growing, making or processing food within the Commonwealth. The GIANT Company and Team Pennsylvania worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Economic and Community Development, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Chamber and Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association to develop the program. Read more about the program  here .

9 - 10:30 am
Host: Kutztown SBDC

This no-cost webinar is designed to provide our small business clients with answers to help you understand who is eligible for an SBA Emergency loan and what you need to have in hand before filing your application. This webinar will also help you understand realistic timelines for approval/closing on your loan, and will provide you with guides to help you estimate your economic loss to SBA.


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.

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Yvonne Martin
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MacKenzie Huntsman
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Phone: 814-643-1110
Fax: 814-643-1115
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