A Note From Daylin
It’s been nearly two months since the Commonwealth closed schools and businesses, and declared a stay-at-home order. Just yesterday, Governor Wolf extended Pennsylvania’s statewide stay-at-home order to Thursday, June 4. Stay-at-home guidance is available as a PDF here.
I’m writing to you today because I wanted to share information about some of the diverse and timely funding opportunities available to you and your community and for which you may be eligible to apply. As always, please be certain to check the deadlines because some of these grant opportunities have very short application windows or may be limited to a first come, first served basis. I will update you as more funding opportunities become available. My senate office remains closed, but we are still available to help in any way we can. Always feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 610.768.4200 with questions and/or concerns.
MontCo Strong Small Business Grant Re-Opened
The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners recently announced that it is making available $5,000,000 in economic development funds to provide grants to eligible small businesses for Round 2 of the MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program.
Eligible applicants for Round 2 may apply for a grant to cover the following costs:
- Accounts payable, including utilities, vendors, suppliers, and working capital expenses, between May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
- Rent/mortgage payments between May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
- Debt service payments on loans and credit cards (may not exceed more than 25% of total grant award) between May 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
Click here to learn more and apply!
PA 30 Day Fund
The non-profit Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Pennsylvania-based small businesses. The forgivable loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding.
Pennsylvania businesses that qualify for assistance from the Fund are:
- Small businesses that employ 3 - 30 people
- Based in PA and have been operating for at least one year
- Owned and operated by a PA resident
Click here to learn more and apply!
FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants
The purpose of this grant program is to fund Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Activities and Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) Activities. FP&S Activities are designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death, injuries, and property damage caused by fire and fire-related hazards. Firefighter Safety R&D Activities are aimed at improvements to firefighter health and safety.
Eligible applicants for the FP&S Activity include fire departments and national, regional, state, local, tribal, and nonprofit organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity. For-profit April 21, 2020 2 of 6 organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible under the FP&S Activity.
Application Deadline: May 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
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FEMA’s 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID-19
The supplemental award will provide financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (NAEMS) organizations and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) for critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies needed to respond to the coronavirus public health emergency.
Review the available guidance materials regarding this funding opportunity: FY 2020 COVID-19 Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity Guidance Materials
Application Deadline: May 15 at 5:00 p.m.
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For Students & Families
Students and families…Don't miss out on grant money for college! The PA State Grant deadline has been extended to next Friday, May 15th. Students planning on attending in the 2020-21 Academic Year anytime during the fall, winter or spring terms are eligible to apply. Find more information here:https://www.pheaa.org/about/covid-19.shtml