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October 05, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Gov. Wolf Announces Additional $96 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Tom Wolf announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Businesses in every county were approved for grants in this round of funding, and 52 percent are historically disadvantaged businesses.

To date, more than 10,000 businesses were approved for $192 million in grants through the COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance Program.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has been caused a lot of hardship for our business community, and it has been particularly difficult for Pennsylvania's small businesses to weather the economic effects of this crisis. Pennsylvania's small business owners are community-focused employers, and they drive our economy, so they deserve our support as we continue to navigate this public health crisis," Gov. Wolf said. "As we seek to recover, and rebuild our economy following the downturn caused by this pandemic, it's critical that we provide opportunities for these businesses to recover and rebound, and this funding will provide much-needed support for businesses in communities across the state."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_002.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_003.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks Senator Vincent Hughes before the event. Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Vincent Hughes speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Burnett, CDFI Network vice chair will speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The owner of Gifted Hands Barber Studio speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Vincent Hughes speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Vincent Hughes speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Neil Weaver, DCED Executive Deputy Secretary speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The owner of D.McGee Design Studio speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_016.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jim Burnett, CDFI Network vice chair will speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The owner of D.McGee Design Studio speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.   Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18299_gov_covidgrant_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting James Burnett, vice chair of the PA CDFI Network before the event. Governor Tom Wolf today announced that an additional $96 million in state grants have been approved for 5,373 Pennsylvania small businesses that were impacted by the business closure order due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Harrisburg, PA  October 5, 2020