Here you will find contact information and links to emergency loans and grants for small businesses to assist with COVID-19 relief. Included are resources available through The Business Center and other partner organizations.
9:00 am Wednesday’s Live Webinar to Get Questions Answered – SBA Emergency Loan Webinar: Process for Applying and FAQ’s – You’ll find the latest live stream and other recordings on the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers YouTube page
The Business Center
For Assistance with completing relief forms, financial projections, and tax forms contact us at
Office: 215-247-2473 (Please leave messages in the general mailbox. We are retrieving them remotely and daily.)
Federal, State and City Resources
To check on the status of your application contact email@example.com
SBA(Small Business Administration)
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Information on the SBA PPP program can be found on the US Treasury website
Download the PPP Borrower Application Form (current v-3 4/2/2020 – check the US Treasury website to be sure this is the latest version)
Information slide sets from the SBA (pdf):
Additional questions about the CWCA program can also be directed to:
CWCA program: 717-783-5046
CWCA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and Philadelphia Industrial Development Cooperation (Deadline April 15, 2020)
Your Emotional Well-Being in the COVID-19 Environment (Zoom Webinar April 17, 2020, at 2:00 PM)
Banking Institution Resources
Veder M. Reddick
Senior Vice President
Progress Plaza – Sullivan Building
1501 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Community Development Corporations and Community Agencies COVID Resources
(Some of these agencies have a priority to assist businesses owned by people of color)
Reinvestment Fund has partnered with the William Penn Foundation and Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™ to launch the Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE), which will support organizations that provide early learning for children from birth to age five. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to any member of our staff at Reinvestment Fund or via email at email@example.com.
The Merchants Fund
Other COVID-19 Relief Resources
(This information applies to contractors, consultants, for-profits, nonprofit, etc.)
The Beech Companies offers lines of credit to non-profit organizations and small businesses under their fund through the Beech Business Bank.
The William Penn Foundation announced a $3 million grant to support the PHL COVID-19 Fund. Throughout the crisis, this fund will provide grants to organizations in the Greater Philadelphia whose focus has been on serving at-risk populations. You can read more about the grant qualifications here.
The Verizon-LISC COVID-19 Recovery Fund is now offering grants up to $10,000 to help business deal with the immediate financial impacts of the pandemic. This grant can be used for things like rent, payroll, utilities, and vendor payments. Make sure to submit your application by Saturday, April 4th, 11:59 pm ET! To access the application, click here.
Mt. Airy CDC
Magic Johnson’s Life Insurance Company(EquiTrust) will be distributing $100 million in Federal Loans to minority businesses. After learning about multiple minority and women-owned-businesses being shut from the PPP, Magic Johnson decided to partner with MBE Capital Partners to help those small businesses. Submit your application here.
Be safe and stay well!