MontcoStrong 2021 Pennsylvania Hospitality Industry Recovery Program – February 2021

Introduction

Update – As of May 13th, 2021, all program funds have been allocated and the program is no longer taking applications.  The full list of awardees can be found here.  The Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County has emailed all of the awardees.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has allocated $145 million to counties for a grant program to provide financial relief to businesses with a primary activity in NAICS Code subsector 721 (Accommodations) and 722 (Food Service and Drinking Places) per Senate Bill 109, known as Act 1 of 2021, signed by Governor Wolf on Friday, February 5th, 2021.  Montgomery County is receiving approximately $9.4 million in funding to provide grants to eligible businesses through this program.  The eligibility, application requirements, and program design are all developed from the text of Act 1 of 2021.

 

Program Guidelines and Program FAQ

Before applying, interested businesses should thoroughly review both the Program Guidelines and Program FAQ to ensure eligibility and to prepare to apply when the application window opens.

Program Guidelines – English (updated as of 02/26/2021)

Program FAQ – English (updated as of 02/26/2021)

Program Guidelines – Spanish

Program FAQ – Spanish

Program Guidelines – Korean

Program FAQ – Korean


Program Documents

Governor Wolf’s Announcement Upon Signing SB 109 

SB 109 - Act 1 of 2021 

W-9 Template in English 

W-9 Template in Spanish 

Documentation Explanation Spreadsheet Template for Applicants

Documentation Explanation Spreadsheet Template for Applicants - Spanish

Documentation Explanation Spreadsheet Template for Applicants - Korean

Example of Completed Documentation Explanation Spreadsheet

Example of Completed Documentation Explanation Spreadsheet - Spanish

Example of Completed Documentation Explanation Spreadsheet - Korean

Program Application

As of May 13th, 2021, all program funds have been allocated and the program is no longer taking applications.  The full list of awardees will be posted on this webpage the week of May 16th, 2021.


Program Questions

Questions about the program should be submitted in writing using the Commerce Department Assistance Request Form

Responses are usually provided within 24-48 hours of question submission.  Please note that feedback on individual applications and/or status of review are not provided per the Program Guidelines and Program Application.


Additional Information

Information on NAICS Codes

For information on COVID-19 and Montgomery County’s response to the global pandemic, visit www.montcopa.org/COVID-19

For information on Federal Government resources to help businesses address the COVID-19 global pandemic, visit https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

For information on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s response to the global pandemic, visit www.pa.gov/covid/

To apply for a business in one of our nearby counties, you can find information here:

Berks County: https://rebuildberks.com/covid-19-hospitality-industry-recovery-program/ 

Bucks County: https://www.bcrda.com/covid-19-hospitality-industry-recovery-program-chirp/

Chester County: https://ccedcpa.com/chirp/ 

Delaware County: https://delcostrong.delcopa.org/ 

Lancaster County: https://recoverylancaster.com/hospitality-grants/ 

Philadelphia: https://www.pidcphila.com/chirp