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Montco Small Business Grant
The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners awarded over $6M in economic development funds to provide grants to eligible small businesses for Round 3 of the MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program. View awardee list here.
**June 26, 2020: Montgomery County unveils a new reopening guidance as we move to the Green phase. View Reopening Guidance Website here.
**June 11: PA Department of Community and Economic Development announces $225 Small Business Grants Program
** June 5, 2020: Trump signed bill to extend PPP loan forgiveness to 24 weeks. New SBA guidelines will be posted to this page as soon as available.
May 28, 2020: Open Letter to legislatures from SE PA Chambers of Commerce
The letter urges to allow businesses to reopen!
May 2020 – Montco Small Business Grants Round 2 Awards Announced. The list and grant award information can be found here.
RESTAURANT & BAR NEWS
Governor Wolf allows restaurants, bars and hotels to allow temporary sale of cocktails-to-go. Read more here.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application is released.
** June 5, 2020 UPDATE: Trump signed bill to extend PPP loan forgiveness to 24 weeks. New SBA guidelines will be posted to this page as soon as available.
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC UPDATES
Governor Wolf announces Real Estate Industry may conduct limited business transactions statewide. Read more here.
May 1st – Golf courses, marinas, and private campgrounds may reopen, May 1st, and are required to follow updated life-sustaining business guidance. mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
May 1st – All businesses in the construction industry in the Commonwealth are permitted to resume in-person operations starting Friday, May 1st and must follow Construction Industry COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Guidelines.
Self-employed, independent contractors and gig workers eligible for unemployment compensation. Continued patience is needed for PA’s newly expanded unemployment help. Visit PA Department of Labor and Industry, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
5/28/2020: Governor Wolf updates “non-life sustaining” businesses – Industry Operations Guidance
Governor Wolf signs SB 841. to provide flexibility to local governments and businesses.
REAL ID identification standards has been extended by one year to October 1, 2021.
Federal Tax Day Deadline Will Move to July 15, Treasury Secretary Says
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Pennsylvania Department of Revenue extends personal tax filing deadline to July 15th. Click here for additional extensions
Berkheimer PA – The new due date for 2019 FINAL RETURNS and 1st quarter 2020 Estimated payments is JULY 15TH, 2020.