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Small Business Support Grant Program

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For assistance:

Regarding the application process:   [email protected]

Regarding the online portal:  [email protected]

Phone: (610) 566-2225

DELCO STRONG - RAPID RESPONSE


A program specific for the Delaware County Small Businesses directly affected by the current additional mitigation mandate in effect December 12th through January 4th.

Applications will be accepted from Friday, December 18th at 3:00pm through Tuesday, December 29th, at 2:00pm
Due to the increase in the spread of CV-19, applications will only be accepted online through our portal.
Submission of application to Delco Strong: Rapid Response is not a guarentee of funding.
Funding is anticipated to be awarded mid-January.

This program is being offered ONLY to those industries directly affected by Governor Wolf’s new mitigation order announced on Thursday, December 10th that went into effect on Saturday, December 12th and continues through Monday, January 4th.

Previous Delco Strong Grantees:
Previous grantees in Delco Strong in the eligible indutries do not need to re-apply, but will need to submit a short form through the application portal indicating they want to be considered.  See the “Application Checklist for Previous Delco Strong Grantees” for a step-by-step guide.  Know our application portal does not allow you to save and return to application, you must complete the submission once started for your application to be submitted.

New Delco Applicants not previously awarded funding in Delco Strong:
New applications from Delco businesses in eligible industries that have not applied or been granted funding in previous rounds are eligible for Delco Strong : Rapid Response. These entities will have to submit a full application questionnaire, their business 2019 Federal Tax Return, and/or property documentation establishing the Delco location if the Delco Business address is not listed on the Tax Return.  See the “Application Checklist for New Applicants” for a step-by-step guide.  Know our application portal does not allow you to save and return to application, you must complete the submission once stated for your application to be submitted.

Not sure if you are a previous Delco Strong grantee? 
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Or send us an email:  [email protected]

Only businesses that are adhering to the mitigation order are eligible.
Only businesses that intend to remain open through 2021,  
when deemed safe for public health, are eligible.
Application is not a guarentee of funding.

Delco Strong will not award any business greater than $49,500 combined from all programs in 2020.


Delco Strong
RAPID RESPONSE » Program Guidelines

Requirements

Business must be physically located/headquartered in Delaware County, PA.
Business must occupy commercial bricks and mortar location within Delaware County, PA.
Business cannot exceed revenue of $10M annually.
Business must have economic loss due to COVID-19 in 2020.
Business must be directly affected by Governor Wolf’s mitigation order of December 10, 2020.
Only businesses whose primary line of business is in the following categories will be considered:

  • Full Service Restaurants (where customers sit before ordering and eat before paying)
  • Caterers /Catering Facilities
  • Taverns/Bars
  • Fitness Centers
  • Instructional Studios: Gymnastics, Dance, Martial Arts, etc.
  • Entertainment: Movie Theatres, Bowling Alleys, Trampoline Parks, Fun Centers

Ineligible Entities

  • Businesses not physically located/headquartered in Delaware County, PA.
  • Businesses that did not experience revenue loss due to COVID-19 in 2020.
  • Businesses that were not operational by December 31, 2019.
  • New business applicants that did not file a 2019 Federal Tax Return.
  • Franchises.
    *Only independently owned and operated franchises of local or regional chains are eligible.
  • Passive businesses such as commercial or residential landlords.
  • Government or government-owned or related entities.
  • Non-Profits  and for-profit businesses with a direct tie to a non-profit.
  • Private clubs/businesses that limit membership for reasons other than capacity.
  • Businesses primarily engaged in lobbying or political activities.
  • Businesses with annual revenue that exceeds $10M.
  • Business not compliant with all federal, state, & local laws including taxation.
  • Businesses which are not in compliance with current public health guidelines.
  • Businesses which have not complied with phased reopening restrictions.
  • Businesses engaged in any activity that is deemed illegal under Federal, State or Local law.
  • Businesses that are not directly affected by Governor Wolf’s mitigation order of 12.10.2020

Grants

For the Full Service Restaurant/Caterer/Tavern Industry continuing to operate through mitigation order in compliance with public health guidelines:

  • Annual Revenue < $100k grant up to $5,000
  • Annual Revenue $100k to $1M grant up to $10k
  • Annual Revenue of $1M to $3m grant up to $20k
  • Annual Revenue of $3m to $5M grant up to $30k
  • Annual Revenue of $5M to $10M grant up to $40k
    *Annual Revenue based off 2019 Federal Tax Return or previously submitted 2018 Federal Tax Return.

For closed fitness centers/instructional studios /full-service restaurants/caterers/taverns entertainment centers / bowling alleys / movie theaters / fun centers etc.
*closed due to no operation available outdoors and/or in compliance with current order

  • Annual revenue < $2.5M grant up to $5,000

Business must be physically located/headquartered in Delaware County, PA.

Only independently owned and operated franchises of local or regional chains are eligible.

Use of Funds

Grant funding can be used by the business to cover operational costs necessary to maintain  business during COVID-19 disruption (March through December of 2020), and also for  purchases of items needed  to operate safely during COVID-19 and meet public health requirements (masks, barriers, signage, gloves, etc) to the extent not compensated by another funding program.

Funding may not be used to pay owner’s salary or pay the owner outright.  The only exception is when the owner is on the regular payroll of the company.  The monies are primarily to support the buisness entity to continue operating during and post pandemic shut-down.

Grants may not be applied to any expenses already paid for with other Covid-19 relief programs such as Federal, Commonwealth of PA, or local grants or loans including but not limited to US SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loans (PPP), US SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), PA Main Street Grant Program.

Grants may not be used to finance an organization, project, activity, and/or location outside of Delaware County, PA.

Only independently owned and operated franchises of local or regional chains are eligible.

Required for Application

  1. Signed, complete, application questionnaire
    Previous Delco Strong Grantees ONLY have a shortened questionaire response to indicate interest in being considered for this program,  Delco Strong: Rapid Response.
  2. A full complete and excuted copy (signed) of the Business 2019 Federal Tax Return.
    1. (PASSWORDS MUST BE PROVIDED FOR ANY PROTECTED FILES.)
  3. If the business tax return does not list a Delaware County address, physical location of business in Delaware County may be demonstrated by submitting the current, executed lease agreement, or a property deed, for the Delaware County business location.

Need Help?

For assistance or questions about application process:   [email protected]
For assistance or questions about the online portal:  [email protected]

Additional Program Materials

Delco Strong Program Awards to Date
Delco Strong Small Business Support Grant Program (Delco Strong 1) - final
Delco Strong 2 for business - final
Delco Strong 2 for non-profits - final
Delco Strong 3 for business - final
Delco Strong 3 for non-profits - final

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