COVID-19 Resources


State and Local Announcements and Resources 


Funding Resources

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
    Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Application
    The state of Pennsylvania is now eligible for SBA Disaster Relief loans. Use this portal to apply. Schedule a virtual meeting with an SBDC consultant if you need assistance. 

  • COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) *We apologize, but PIDA is no longer accepting applications at this time
    The COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Industrial
    Development Authority (PIDA) and provides critical working capital financing to small businesses located
    within the Commonwealth that are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

    • Program Overview
      COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) loan overview provided by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development
    • Certified Economic Development Offices
      A network of nonprofit economic development organizations, known as CEDOs, partner with the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) and COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) loans. 
  • CARES Act – Payment Protection Program
    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. 

  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program
    Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help small businesses experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19.


Federal Updates


Disaster Assistance Resources for Small Businesses


Business Resiliency Resources


Upcoming Educational Events

Visit our events calendar to learn about upcoming webinars related to small business resources and relief COVID-19. 

PASBDC Webinar Series:

SBA Emergency Loan Webinar: Process for applying and FAQ’s
Host: PA Small Business Development Center
Date: Daily from 9-10:30 AM
Cost: Free
Description: Do you have questions about the SBA Emergency loan for small business owners. This no-cost webinar is designed to provide our small business clients with answers to help you understand: 1) who is eligible for an SBA Emergency loan, 2) what you need to have in hand before filing your application 3) understand realistic timelines for approval/closing on your loan 4) helpful guides to help you estimate your economic loss to SBA Facilitating the call is PASBDC director of capital acquisition, Marcia McGavisk. Marcia brings over 25 years of commercial SBA 7A lending experience and she has experience as VP of Operations with one of the largest SBA 504 lenders in the Commonwealth. Because of the anticipated number of people on this webinar, we will take questions through chat and we will try to address as many questions as possible in the one-hour time slot that we have available.

Register here for a section of this webinar and to find additional SBDC webinars across the state. 

Cornell Webinar Series:

Managing Workplace Conflict: Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11am ET
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The Restaurant Business in Crisis: Coping with Restaurant Slowdowns, Expense Management, and the Road Ahead
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2pm ET
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Disruption in The Financial Sector: Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 12pm ET
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