Grants to assist virus-impacted hospitality market | News

Feb. 18—A new condition-funded grant application will assist Crawford County’s hospitality field impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

County commissioners are envisioned to accept a shut-to-$1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Division of Local community and Financial Advancement at their voting meeting subsequent 7 days.

Crawford County is set to get a $958,539 COVID-19 Hospitality Market Recovery Application (CHIRP) grant, Zach Norwood, the county’s scheduling director, said Wednesday. The point out dollars will be utilised to aid qualifying inns, motels, eating places and taverns impacted by the pandemic.

County rules for the method nonetheless are currently being fashioned and are to be introduced by March 1, Norwood explained at the commissioners’ function session.

The Crawford County Setting up Office environment is performing with the Financial Progress Alliance of Crawford County (EPACC), the county’s direct financial improvement agency, on establishing local suggestions. The area software approach is envisioned to open no later than March 15. The local plan also will have its individual site.

To qualify, firms will have to possibly have an NAICS (North American Sector Classification Technique) Code 721 for lodging or Code 722 for foodstuff services and drinking areas.

Grants will be a bare minimum of $5,000 with additional revenue presented in $5,000 increments, according to Jim Becker, executive director of EPACC.

“We want it to have a significant effect,” he mentioned of the personal companies grants.

The dimensions of the grants, as nicely as regardless of whether there may well be extra than one particular spherical of funding, will depend on the selection of apps submitted.

Supplemental information on the system will be introduced when area rules are formulated, in accordance to Norwood and Becker.

Keith Gushard can be achieved at 724-6370 or by email at [email protected].

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