Small business grants applications open at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 30

Applications for grants to aid small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic open at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 30.

Eligible businesses will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 depending on where they fall in the program’s criteria. 

  • $100 million in grants will be distributed through the Main Street Revitalization Program
  • $100 million in grants will be distributed through the Historically Disadvantaged Business Revitalization Program

Funding will be distributed by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) across Pennsylvania. There will be multiple application windows in the process, but I encourage you to prepare your application and the necessary documents to begin the process immediately.  

I worked with my colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus worked to ensure that $100 million will go to businesses that are at least 51 percent owned and operated by people who are Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander.  

The programs will prioritize businesses owned by low- and moderate-income people hit hardest by the pandemic. 

The fact sheet below includes more information from the Department of Community and Economic Development.



Please visit to apply, get more information or learn about the CDFIs in your community.

REMINDER: Pennsylvania is in the Green Phase, but we still need you to wear your masks when you go into businesses and may interact with large groups of people. It is critical we take the necessary steps to continue to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.