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 relief to small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An initial amount of $5 million has been allocated to each grant program.

Grant awards are available up to $25,000, or 25% of calculated loss due to COVID-19, whichever is less. Nonexclusive examples of grant uses include payroll (preference will be given to those applicants that did not receive other sources of federal COVID relief funds); rent/mortgage payments; PPE or other COVID-19 related supplies; and operating expenses.

Both programs will open July 23, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Both programs will close July 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Download Small Business Application here

Download Nonprofit Application here

The Economic Growth Connection will assist the County with receipt of the applications and confirming the applications are complete and responsive to the posted requirements.  For detailed program eligibility requirements and specific information regarding the application process, including deadlines, please visit the Westmoreland County website at

Submit applications, with all supporting documents to Economic Growth Connection

Small Business Support Grant Program to

Non-Profit Support Grant Program to

Contact Economic Growth Connection

Jim Smith, President and CEO at or 724-433-7180

Kyle Martin, Business Development Officer at or 724-771-5427

Anthony Princeton, Forum for Workforce Development Coordinator at 724-771-3533

Austin Anderson, Business Development Officer for Workforce Forum at 724-771-0046

George App, Accounting and Finance at 717-841-2328

Tina Petroy, Office Manager and Executive Assistant at 724-953-6527

Janet Foster, Administrative Assistant at 724-757-7723