COVID-19 Business Resources

Small Business Owners, please see the below resources and guidance to safely open and operate your business during COVID-19.
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Business Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business Assistance:
US Small Business Administration -  Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
US SBA - Grants
US SBA lenders - Partial Loan Forgiveness
U.S. Department of the Treasury: CARES Act Assistance for Small Businesses
IRS - Employee Retention Tax Credit
IRS - Targeted Work Opportunity Tax Credit
IRS - CARES Act Tax Loss Carrybacks
US Dept of Labor - Families First Coronavirus Response Act
PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development: DCED COVID-19 Business Resources

Reopening Guidance

CDC Business & Workplace Guidance
CDC Coronavirus Print Resources
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- OSHA COVID-19 Business Resources
- Job Safety & Health Poster
American Industrial Hygiene Association: " Back to Work Safely Guidelines"

Pennsylvania Required Postings

Guidance for the Protection of Employees and the Public
Plan for Pennsylvania
COVID-10 Phased Business Resource Guide
Life-Sustaining Frequently Asked Questions

Montgomery County Guidance
General County Guidance
Find grants and resources through the Montgomery County Commerce Department
Montgomery County Data Hub

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division:

From the  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA),  Eastern PA District Office

Unemployment Compensation and Employment Opportunities
PA Careerlink

The PA  Careerlink® Montgomery County’s physical location can be reached by phone: (610) 270-3429 or website: Montgomery County PA Careerlink. PA Careerlink can connect businesses hire new employees, develop lay-off aversion strategies, or advise workers on Unemployment Compensation and Employment Opportunities.

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.

Training, Development, Networking & Other Resources


2020 05 28 EDTF Town Hall Graphic Video from the Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. 
"A New Kind of Open" Virtual Town Hall for Cheltenham Businesses
Sponsored by the Cheltenham Township Economic Development Task Force
This video provides guidance for businesses from experts in financing, insurance, employment policies, health and safety,  and other resources to answer your questions about surviving in a changing marketplace due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Special thanks to NOAHBank, Jenkintown Building Services, Inc.Cornerstone Agency Services, the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division.

From the  Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB) -- Review with Insurance Agents regarding workers compensation coverages and premiums:
  • PCRB 309 -- proposed revisions to the Workers Compensation Manual of Rules, Classification and Ratings Values for Workers Compensation, Employers Liability Insurance and PA Statistical Plan Manual for COVID-19
  • PCRB 310 -- proposed revisions to PA Statistical Plan Manual for COVID-19


MontCo Yellow Reopening Graphic