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COVID-19 Business Resources

*** The following Tax Deadlines have been extended: The Township and County Real Estate Tax Discount Period deadline is June 3, 2020Penalties will be assessed on or after August 4, 2020. The deadline for the 2019-2020 Mercantile and Business Privilege Taxes is now July 15, 2020 **

2020 05 28 EDTF Town Hall Graphic"A New Kind of Open" Virtual Town Hall for Cheltenham Businesses
Join the Cheltenham Township Economic Development Task Force on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. for a virtual town hall as experts in workplace health and safety, funding, insurance and other industries present and answer your questions about surviving in a changing marketplace due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

  •  Is local, state, and federal funding still available for small businesses? 
  •  Do you need to change your business insurance?
  •  How can you reopen safely?
  •  Will you face increased liability when you reopen?
  •  What safety measures do you need to take to reopen? 
  •  How can you safely implement curbside pickup?  
To RSVP and submit your QUESTIONS for our experts, please visit:

There are other resources available to assist businesses, independent contractors and self-employed, and non-profits through various federal SBA programs, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief or SBA Express Bridge Loans.

The SBA resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT.

For more information, including program guidelines, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration's website at:

For additional resources from PA DCED for businesses visit:

Governor Wolf's Recovery Plan for Pennsylvania -- released April 17, 2020

United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
COVID-19 Business Resources

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Guide for Businesses
COVID-19 Business Resources from Pennsylvania

Webinars on Loans and Financing Programs for Small Businesses

For more information and to sign up, visit:

Temple Small Business Development Seminars and Other Resources
The Temple Small Business Development Center has compiled a list of helpful resources, webinars and recordings to help business owners in this challenging time. The list is available on its website and is updated daily.

United States Small Business Association Disaster Loans
For more information about programs and loans available to small loans, visit:

Stay -At-Home Order and Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect:
A link to the newest Life Sustaining Frequently Asked Questions is here:

A link to the current list of Life Sustaining Businesses/Industry Operation Guide is here:

DCED continues to update its website with information for businesses at:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): 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.

  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
  • SBA Debt Relief
  • SBA Express Bridge Loans
  • Guidance for Businesses and Employers
  • SBA Products and Resources
  • Government Contracting
  • Local Assistance

Click here to learn more.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.



Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) FAQs
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act creates a new temporary federal program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).In general, PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits.

COVID-19 Unemployment Opportunities in PA

Employee Rights PA


PA Careerlink

The PA 
Careerlink® Montgomery County’s physical location is closed [call (610) 270-3429], but there are workforce development services available; including

COVID-19 Job Opportunities

For life-sustaining businesses that need additional workers:

  • Recruitment and online job posting assistance
  • On-the-job training and Incumbent Worker Training

For businesses that have closed or are laying off workers:

  • Rapid Response services continue to actively seek lay-off aversion strategies
  • Please advise your workers to apply for Unemployment Compensation (UC) and reach out to PA CareerLink® Montgomery County so the team can offer support through the process

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