Clearfield County Commissioners announce CHIRP funds obtainable | Community

The Clearfield County Commissioners introduced $897,671 has been awarded to the county via the COVID-19 Hospitality Sector Recovery Program (CHIRP).

The funding will be obtainable to hospitality-linked corporations.

The commissioners claimed the pursuing in a joint press release Thursday:

“These funds will be disbursed to hospitality-connected enterprises that can exhibit at least a 25 per cent reduction in gross gross sales for any quarter in 2020 relative to 2019 – and which can present a web decline (just after any prior funds awarded, these kinds of as PPP or CARES grants).

“Eligible company types include things like bars, eating places, resorts/motels, bed & breakfasts, and some others with a state NAICS code that commences with 721 or 722. Owing to the way the laws is written, non-financial gain corporations are not eligible for this grant.

“The software will be offered starting up March 15 on our internet site ( The deadline for the initially round will be April 15 at 11:59 p.m. Soon after we method very first-spherical purposes, if there are even now money offered we will perform a 2nd spherical at a time to be established.

“The North Central PA Regional Organizing and Enhancement Commission will be doing work with all six counties in their area (Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter) to approve the grant applications. In addition, as we did with the CARES grants, we are very pleased to partner with the North Central PA LaunchBox to help acquire apps and support business enterprise proprietors if they have questions. They will have a computer lab readily available for people who want to stop by and get one particular-on-one aid with the software. If any individual has any questions about the method, contact the LaunchBox. Their tackle and call information can be uncovered on their site:

“We are proud to be able to offer even additional assist to region organizations as we all go on to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”