Allegheny County Companies within the hospitality business can apply for grants March 15 – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County hospitality businesses such as restaurants and bars that have been hard hit by the pandemic will soon be able to apply for grants.

According to Rich Fitzgerald, the county executive, the hospitality restoration program will begin at 12:00 noon on March 15 with applications being accepted. Companies can check eligibility and apply here.

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“The hospitality industry is probably the sector of our economy that has been hardest hit by the pandemic,” Fitzgerald said in a statement.

“Thanks to the efforts of the state parliament to provide these funds, we can provide financial aid to small companies in the district whose business activities are most affected by COVID-19. With the application deadline starting next week, we encourage business owners entitled to spend this time gathering the information and documentation necessary to submit their application. “

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Pennsylvania provided more than $ 145 million in grants from the Workers Compensation Security Fund to the General Fund for Weak Enterprises. The money has been sent to all 67 Pennsylvania counties and the amount is based on the population.

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Grants range from $ 5,000 to $ 50,000 for businesses in the hospitality industry.

Companies that have not received funding through the Paycheck Protection Program will have priority. According to Governor Tom Wolf’s disaster declaration, these companies would have closed and lost more than 50 percent of their business between March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

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You can find guidelines for the program here.

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