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Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Due to COVID-19 impact, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program will provide loans of up to $100,000 to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. Local certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) will be processing the loans. More information on the application process and what local/county agencies will be administering the loans may be found here: Click Here to be Directed to the Site or cut and paste this website into your browser: https://dced.pa.gov/cedo/
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Provides services, loans and grants to nonprofit agencies, local governing bodies in the areas of housing, revitalization of distressed areas, planning, workforce development, improvement of impoverished areas, human services, urban and rural redevelopment
400 North Street
4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Eligibility: Municipalities and nonprofit agencies
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Chester County Economic Development Council
Chester County Economic Development Council - Financing Services
Financing Services are available through more than 20 Federal and State programs available, most businesses small and large are eligible to receive funding through the Council. The CCEDC staff provide professional expertise to design loan packages and blend various funding programs together to offer clients a customized, business-specific funding package.CCEDC loan programs are structured to primarily fund fixed assets land, building, and equipment with limited working capital assistance. CCEDC also offers businesses interest rates below market rate financing options. Depending upon the current market conditions, these loans may be as low as two percent with terms of three to thirty years.
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341
City of Lock Haven
City of Lock Haven - Commercial Loans
A below market interest rate loan program for small business to improve their facilities; for the expansion of existing firms; and the start-up of new businesses in the City of Lock Haven. Loans will be made for improvements to facades; interior renovations; additions, purchase and installation of machinery and capital equipment; working capital; and payment of professional fees such as architects/engineers, surveyors, appraisers, accountants, attorneys, etc.
The Lock Haven Commercial Loan Program Committee administers the Commercial Revolving Loan Program on behalf of the City of Lock Haven. The Lock Haven Commercial Loan Program Committee establishes the rate and term and approves all loans.







20 East Church Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Eligibility: Small business owners and renters may apply, if they own the property or have a long term lease on the property for the same period as the term of the loan. Applicants must be credit worthy and the purpose of the loan must be economically feasible. Applicants must demonstrate their credit worth and the ability to repay the loan. SEDA-COG will determine the credit worthiness of the applicant and will make a recommendation of the amount of the loan, interest rate and the term of the loan for consideration by the Committee.All new and existing small private businesses within the City of Lock Haven are eligible to apply provided:
  • the private business will employ 50 or fewer new employees
  • has less than $1 million in projected gross revenues
  • has, or will utilize, technological innovations and commercialization of new products that can be produced/manufactured in rural areas
  • new processes that can be used in such production
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Wednesdays 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Clinton County Economic Partnership
Clinton County Economic Partnership - Industrial and Commercial Development
The Clinton County Economic Partnership is the focal point for other state funding, including Machinery and Equipment low interest funding, Infrastructure Development Program grants and loans, and Opportunity grants. The Partnership also utilizes other state and federal funding, as well as the Clinton County Revolving Loan Fund and Clinton County Enterprise Zone funding avenues.
212 North Jay Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Clinton County Economic Partnership
Clinton County Economic Partnership - Loan and Technical Assistance
The Clinton County Enterprise Zone is a program administered by the Clinton County Economic Partnership to encourage creation of quality jobs and capital investment along the I-99 corridor and in distressed areas of the County. The CCEZ program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Low interest loan funds are available to new and existing businesses and industries within the CCEZ. Loans will be made for improvements to facades; interior renovation; additions; the purchase of land and buildings for expansion of existing firms or the start-up new companies; the purchase and installation of machinery and capital equipment; working capital; and the payment of professional fees such as architects/engineers, surveyors, appraisers, accountants, attorneys, etc.
212 North Jay Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Community First Fund
Community First Fund - Harrisburg
Focuses on the reduction of the concentration of poverty in small cities, by increasing affordable housing, improving access to community services, enabling individuals to earn a livelihood via entrepreneurship and other avenues and supporting individual and community wealth building.

Provides affordable business loans, technical assistance and training to entrepreneurs, affordable housing developers and non-profit organizations who are working to make a difference in our communities.

Statewide, a member of the PA Downtown Center and the Housing Alliance of PA. In Dauphin County, a member of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as participate in consortium with other non-profits, such as the Center for Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship Development (CEEED) and the Allison Hill Planning Committee.
3211 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Eligibility: Used for business purposes only
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Community First Fund
Community First Fund - Lancaster
Offers financing and technical assistance to small businesses and community benefit organizations in moderate to low income communities in central and eastern Pennsylvania. They focus on business loans for minorities, women, nonprofit organizations, community development, educational opportunity, access to food and healthcare resources, and affordable housing… all intended to help build healthy communities.
51 South Duke Street
Suite 400
Lancaster, PA 17603
Eligibility: Used for business purposes only
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Community First Fund
Community First Fund - Reading
Focuses on the reduction of the concentration of poverty in small cities, by increasing affordable housing, improving access to community services, enabling individuals to earn a livelihood via entrepreneurship and other avenues and supporting individual and community wealth building.

Provides affordable business loans, technical assistance and training to entrepreneurs, affordable housing developers and non-profit organizations who are working to make a difference in our communities.

A member of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Business Resource Center of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce. Also members of the Lehigh Valley Lenders Network of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.
401 Penn Street
Suite 101
Reading, PA 19601
Eligibility: Used for business purposes only
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Community First Fund
Community First Fund - York
Focuses on the reduction of the concentration of poverty in small cities, by increasing affordable housing, improving access to community services, enabling individuals to earn a livelihood via entrepreneurship and other avenues and supporting individual and community wealth building.

Provides affordable business loans, technical assistance and training to entrepreneurs, affordable housing developers and non-profit organizations who are working to make a difference in our communities.

A member of the York County Economic Alliance and a partner of Downtown Inc. and other similar organizations throughout the service area.
7 East Market Street
York, PA 17401
Eligibility: Used for business purposes only
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Erie County Redevelopment Authority
Erie County Redevelopment Authority - Emergency Loan Fund
Business owners in the city in need of short-term liquidity. Up to $50,000, Zero percent interest for the life of the loan, Terms are 1-3 years, No payment for 90 days.
1314 Griswold Plaza
Suite 100
Erie, PA 16501
Eligibility: Call for information.
Hours: Call for information.
Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce - Susquehanna Industrial Development Corporation - Business Financing
SIDCO helps existing and new organizations move their businesses forward. Assists organizations in obtaining loans and grants appropriate for small business start up or growth.
2859 North Susquehanna Trail
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Hebrew Free Loan Association - Pittsburgh
Hebrew Free Loan Association - Pittsburgh - Coronavirus Financial Bridge Loan
Financial Bridge Loan (Interest Free) up to $5,000.
Covers Coronavirus issues that include: lost wages due to work absence, child care costs due to school closures, small business losses, canceled study abroad programs, as well as medical costs
4307 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Eligibility: Covers Coronavirus issues that include: lost wages due to work absence, child care costs due to school closures, small business losses, canceled study abroad programs, as well as medical costs
MetroAction
MetroAction
Community Development Organization
Provides:
- small business loans to start-up and expand small businesses
- applicants and borrowers with support
- microloans to small business
- training and counseling to help build small businesses
222 Mulberry Street
PO Box 431
Scranton , PA 18501
Eligibility: Small business that needs a business loan or entrepreneurship counseling.
Montgomery County Commerce Department
Montgomery County Commerce Department - Business Solutions - Montgomery; Norristown
Offers businesses a single place to obtain and access a full range of business products and services. The following services are offered:
Montco Opportunity Loan Program
Recruitment Services
Workforce Development Training Programs
MontcoWorks
Montgomery County Development Corporation
Redevelopment Authority
Industrial Development Authority
1430 DeKalb Street
5th Floor
Norristown, PA 19401
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance
NEPA Alliance - Business/Finance Center
Assists area businesses with loans featuring below market interest rates, low down payments, interest rates that are fixed for the life of the loan, loan terms ranging from 3-15 years, a range of business sectors that are eligible for loan consideration (eligibility varies according to specific program), funds that are available up to 50% of costs with a loan ceiling of generally $5.5 million, collateral and personal guarantees, assignment of life insurance and business liability and casualty insurance are generally required.
1151 Oak Street
Pittston, PA 18640
Eligibility: Services provided are available to businesses related to:

-Manufacturers
-Industrial
-Agriculture/Agribusiness
-Hospitality Related / Tourism Related Enterprises
-Recyclers
-Day Care
-Computer Related Services
-Advanced Technology
-Retail
-Service Related Businesses
and many other business sectors may also qualify
Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission
Entrepreneurial Development Plan-Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission
A program to help you grow and prosper offering low-interest financing through Northern Tier's Loan Programs, and other state and federal sources, to help create and retain jobs in the region. Entrepreneurs are also eligible for financing including land acquisition, building costs, machinery and equipment, site preparation, and working capital.
312 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Northwest Commission
Northwest Commission
Provides Business and Economic Development, Community Planning and Development. Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants, Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP), government contracting/procurement, international marketing/exporting, business loans and transportation planning.
395 Seneca Street
Oil City, PA 16301
Eligibility: Call or visit the website for more information.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Scranton City Hall
Scranton Works - Small Business Relief Program
Mayor Paige G. Cognetti and the City of Scranton announce a $560,000.00 Small Business Relief Program to provide
vital economic support to Scranton’s Small Businesses needing assistance in overcoming the temporary loss of
revenue due to COVID-19.
340 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Eligibility: The City of Scranton will provide two opportunities for businesses:

- for GRANTS of $2,500 for qualifying for profit small businesses.
*Locally owned; nonfranchised, for profit business within City limits,
*Annual revenue up to $1 million
*No minimum number of employees

- LOANS of $3,000 to $20,000 for qualifying for profit small businesses.
*Locally owned; nonfranchised business within City limits,
*Annual revenue up to $3 million
*No minimum number of employees
TREHAB
Small Business/ CARES -Small Business Assistance Program - Susquehanna County
SMALL BUSINESS/CARES ACT
Small Business Assistance Program
-Small Business Assistance Available
-Eligible small businesses may apply for Rental, Mortgage and Utility Assistance.
-Profit and Non Profit Businesses
-Employ 1-5- employees
Susquehanna County Commissioners are partnering with Trehab and Progress Authority to help small businesses in Susquehanna County.
For information please call Trehab at 570-278-5240 or info@trehab.org
http://www.susqco.com/Dept/EMA/Pages/COVID-19-Resources.aspx

36 Public Avenue
Montrose, PA 18801
Eligibility: Small businesses in Susquehanna County.
United States Department of Agriculture
Government Grants for Business and Agriculture - Clinton County Office - USDA Rural Development
Promotes economic development through loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools. Provides technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.



216 Spring Run Road
Room 103
Mill Hall, PA 17751
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Rural Development Government Grants for Business and Agriculture - Lycoming County Office
Administers USDA Rural Development programs. Increases access to services, such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities, electric and telephone service. Promotes economic development through loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools. Provides technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.
542 County Farm Road
Suite 205
Montoursville, PA 17754
Eligibility: Dependent on program and specific grant and loan requirements. Please see website.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Womens Opportunities Resource Center
Womens Opportunities Resource Center - Lending Program
WORC offers five loan products for the low-income borrower:



Credit Builder Loans up to $2,500
Direct Loan $1,000 to $2,500
Small Business Loans up to $10,000
Credit Line up to $20,000
Expansion Loans up to $50,000
Real Estate Loans for Business Property up to $250,000

WORC is certified as an SBA Pre-qualification and Low Doc Agency packaging loans up to $250,000. Process results in a Pre-Approval letter from the SBA if approved. WORC will complete the loan packaging and work with the applicant to present to area banks for funding. Additional fees apply when a bank for funding approves the business.
2010 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Eligibility: Prequalification loans are limited to minorities, women, veterans, and the disabled.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm
York County Economic Alliance
COVID-19 INFORMATION, York County

as of April 1, 2020 Due to covid-19, York County community information will be shared on the PREPARED YORK page. When it makes sense, you will be directed to search out specific agencies/services to offer more details. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

The focus of this concerted effort is:
  • Business Support
    • Community Resources
    • Job/Employment Fairs and
    • Healthcare

      Information that is updated on a regular basis: Click Here to be Directed to the Site
      OR cut and paste web site: https://www.preparedyork.com/

      Please, see this link to understand what is happening at the state level: Click Here to be Directed to the Site
      OR cut and paste web site: https://www.uwp.org/member/member-information/knowledge-cafe/coronavirus-covid-19-hub/
  • 144 Roosevelt Avenue
    Suite 100
    York, PA 17401
    Hours: At this time the YCEA's staff are working remotely.
    Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
    Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
    Chester County Economic Development Council
    Chester County Economic Development Council - Financing Services
    City of Lock Haven
    City of Lock Haven - Commercial Loans
    Clinton County Economic Partnership
    Clinton County Economic Partnership - Industrial and Commercial Development
    Community First Fund
    Community First Fund - Harrisburg
    Community First Fund
    Community First Fund - Lancaster
    Community First Fund
    Community First Fund - Reading
    Community First Fund
    Community First Fund - York
    Erie County Redevelopment Authority
    Erie County Redevelopment Authority - Emergency Loan Fund
    Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce - Susquehanna Industrial Development Corporation - Business Financing
    Hebrew Free Loan Association - Pittsburgh
    Hebrew Free Loan Association - Pittsburgh - Coronavirus Financial Bridge Loan
    MetroAction
    MetroAction
    Montgomery County Commerce Department
    Montgomery County Commerce Department - Business Solutions - Montgomery; Norristown
    Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance
    NEPA Alliance - Business/Finance Center
    Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission
    Entrepreneurial Development Plan-Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission
    Northwest Commission
    Northwest Commission
    Scranton City Hall
    Scranton Works - Small Business Relief Program
    TREHAB
    Small Business/ CARES -Small Business Assistance Program - Susquehanna County
    United States Department of Agriculture
    Government Grants for Business and Agriculture - Clinton County Office - USDA Rural Development
    United States Department of Agriculture
    USDA Rural Development Government Grants for Business and Agriculture - Lycoming County Office
    Womens Opportunities Resource Center
    Womens Opportunities Resource Center - Lending Program
    York County Economic Alliance
    COVID-19 INFORMATION, York County
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