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Small Businesses Assistance Program Guidelines Now Available

June 11, 2020

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development has been allocated $225 million for COVID-19 relief to small businesses through a distribution to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). DCED is contracting with […]

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Gov. Wolf Announces $225 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

June 8, 2020

Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced a $225 million statewide grant program to support small businesses that were impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent business closure […]

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Blight Remediation Program – Open Now!

June 1, 2020

Statment of Purpose Section 1726-K (E) of the act of June 28, 2019 (P.L. ___, No. 20), under the Fiscal Code creates within the Commonwealth Financing Authority (the “Authority”) the […]

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Think Small: Supporting Businesses in Your Community

May 26, 2020

A report published in April by Main Street America noted that nearly 7.5 million small businesses nationwide were in danger of going out of business in the five months after […]

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The Community Development Block Grant – CARES (CDBG-CV)

May 18, 2020

The Community Development Block Grant – CARES (CDBG-CV) Application and Guidelines are available for review at https://dced.pa.gov/CDBG-CV IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES Electronic Single Application (ESA) – opens today, May 18, 2020, and […]

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Pennsylvania Downtown Center offers limited COVID-related technical assistance

May 12, 2020

HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) is offering complimentary remote community development advice and technical assistance statewide for COVID-19-related issues from now through June 30, 2020. In this ever-changing […]

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Insurance Department Warns of Risks, Increased Liability with Non-Compliance of Business Closure Orders

May 10, 2020

For immediate release – May 11, 2020 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman today reminded businesses of the importance of complying with Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health […]

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Introducing PolicyMap COVID-19 Quick Maps

May 8, 2020

Maps can help us do more than track the spread of the virus. Maps can provide us with the insights needed to create data-driven strategic interventions in communities across the United States. […]

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The Food Trust’s Food Bucks Network

May 8, 2020

The Food Trust has worked to provide local residents with fresh, nutritious and affordable food in their own communities for over two decades. Nonetheless, many Pennsylvanians continue to struggle to […]

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Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania

May 4, 2020

The following is a list of updated COVID-19 protections for renters and homeowners in Pennsylvania. Please note that the original moratorium on evictions has been extended to May 11, 2020 […]

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