Pennsylvania Guidelines Issued for COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has made program guidelines for the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant Program available on its website. The program makes $625M available to, among other purposes, offset the cost of direct county COVID-19 response, assist municipalities with COVID-19 response and planning efforts, fund nonprofit assistance programs and deploy broadband to unserved or underserved areas.

Of note, one of the eligible uses of funds listed in the guidelines is grant programs to support costs of assisting businesses during COVID-19 by CEDOS, LDDs, IRCs, SBDCs and EDCs. Grants will be administered by DCED.