The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGC)
Coronavirus Information and Updates:
The Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners created two new grant programs – the Westmoreland CARES Small Business Support Grant Program and Westmoreland CARES Nonprofit Support Grant Program – to assist small businesses and non-profits affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis. The primary purpose of each Program is to provide Read more
What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s $200 million Coronavirus Small Business Grants Program We have more details on the new state grant program that will provide $200 million in funding to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. But first, a quick request: Please spread the word among Read more
The CWCA program is still closed, recent news report was incorrect.
The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. TO QUALIFY YOU MUST – Employ between 3 and 20 people – Be located in an economically vulnerable community – Have been harmed financially by Read more
Dear CWCA Loan Program Applicant: As of March 31st, the CWCA loan program has stopped accepting applications. Unfortunately, if you had not yet 100% completed your application, and it was consequently not submitted to DCED. DCED just informed us that over $75M of applications were received prior Read more
Available funds under the program for loan approvals is $61 million. As of around 6:00 pm today, they received 890 applications totaling approximately $75.6 million in loan requests. Due to the $75.6 million in application requests, at this time, DCED will no longer be accepting new applications.
With the fluid COVID-19 situation still ongoing, a majority of manufacturers throughout the country are facing challenges and/or disruptions involving their operations, supply chains and financial stability. Catalyst Connection is continuing to work to provide the manufacturing community in southwestern Pennsylvania with up-to-date resources and information to Read more
The Pennsylvania Industrial DeCOVID-19 Working Capital Access Program The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) board has approved guidelines for a new emergency response program, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program. This will be administered through PIDA, which requires ALL PIDA loan applications to be submitted through Read more
Westmoreland County COVID-19 Leadership Team urges small businesses and nonprofits to not delay and begin the application process for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans The Westmoreland County COVID-19 Leadership Team strongly recommends that managers of small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the ongoing public-health emergency Read more
Gov. Tom Wolf has issued an order for all “non-life-sustaining businesses” in the Commonwealth to close their physical locations. A list of businesses and industries and their classification can be found here: https://bit.ly/3a7PFuS Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development understands that there may be confusion among the Read more