Small Business Finance Resources
Understanding the CARES Act Financing Programs
There are currently two federal loan options available through the CARES Act to provide funding to your small business: The EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) and the Payment Protection Program (PPP) These federal programs are offered through the US Small Business Administration and require the assistance of SBA certified lenders (typically your Financial Institution). At this time, we recommend you contact your financial institution to find out more information on the programs, including eligibility and the application process. For more information on these program, please see the links below.
Wondering where to check the status of your EIDL application? Applicants can call or email customer service at SBA using their application number to check the status of their application.
Non-Profit, Community-Based Organization Funding: The NEPA Grantmakers Common Grant Application for COVID-19 Response
This new grant portal will be the vehicle used to receive and process requests related to the COVID-19 crisis, and these requests will be reviewed and considered by multiple funders in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region.
Financial Resources for the Food Industry
Other Financing Resources
COVID-19 Safety Procedures Flyer
ALL open businesses must have this flyer signed and displayed clearly for both employees and customers to see (recommended placement in break room and by business entrance)
For Luzerne, Lackawanna & Wyoming County Updates
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For Funding Updates in Schuylkill County:
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