Emergency Loans Now Available to Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus Mitigation, Staats Says
3/23/2020
HARRISBURG – Small businesses impacted by the spread of coronavirus and subsequent efforts to contain it may now apply for 0% interest loans from the Commonwealth, Rep. Craig Staats (R-Bucks) announced today.

The COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program is being administered through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified businesses employing 100 or fewer full-time employees. This includes businesses in the agricultural, service and hospitality sectors.

The maximum loan amount is $100,000 for working capital with a 0% interest rate, subject to the statutory requirement for the agriculture sector, and a term of three years.

All PIDA loan applications must be submitted through a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO). For the list of CEDO’s operating within Pennsylvania, please refer to www.dced.pa.gov/CEDO

More information about the CWCA Program is available at www.dced.pa.gov/CWCA.

Representative Craig Staats
145th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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