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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.)
Email: education@thebizctr.com

Federal, State and City Resources

Solomon Wheeler 
To check on the status of your application contact disatercustomerserviceassistance@sba.gov

SBA(Small Business Administration)
Office: 717-782-3840
Cell: 717-503-7094
Email: solomon.wheeler@sba.gov

Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

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 4/2/2020check the US Treasury website to be sure this is the latest version)

Information slide sets from the SBA (pdf):

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

Payroll Protection Program (PPP)


Michael Shorr
Email: mshorr@pa.gov

DCED Information
New Capital Access Program
Program Guidelines
Program Fact Sheet
List of CEDOs

Additional questions about the CWCA program can also be directed to:
CWCA program: 717-783-5046
CWCA Email: ra-cwcainfo@pa.gov


City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and Philadelphia Industrial Development Cooperation (Deadline April 15, 2020)

Phila gov
Phila PIDC
Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund 

Deadline for COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Your Emotional Well-Being in the COVID-19 Environment (Zoom Webinar April 17, 2020, at 2:00 PM)

Banking Institution Resources


Santander US Announces COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Customers Bank

Judith Exantus
Office: 215-717-7954
Cell: 215-429-0077
Email: jexantus@customersbank.com

Veder M. Reddick
Senior Vice President
Progress Plaza – Sullivan Building
1501 N Broad Street
Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19122
C 610-401-5242
F 215-232-2025
O 215-717-7953


New Partnership Created with Goldman Sachs and Lendistry with Potential Forgivable Loan

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
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 info@reinvestment.com.

The Merchants Fund
Jill Fink

Office: 215-399-1339
Email: info@merchantsfund.org

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

COVID-19 Business Relief Fund
Request for Relief: Business Support Fund


Be safe and stay well!

updated 4/21/2020