Casey Announces New CARES Act Funding for PA Economic Development

Casey Announces New CARES Act Funding for PA Economic Development

Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement to announce that economic development assistance programs in Pennsylvania will receive $35.5 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) through Revolving Loan Funds as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

“I am pleased that Pennsylvania will receive this $35.5 million investment to help struggling small businesses and entrepreneurs that have been negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic across Pennsylvania,” said Senator Casey. “I supported EDA funding in the CARES Act and will continue to fight for Pennsylvania’s small businesses, ensuring that minority-owned businesses receive funding and improving oversight so that these grants reach the truly small businesses that need it most.”

The CARES Act provides EDA with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. The EDA’s Revolving Loan Fund Program provides access to capital to enable small businesses to grow and generate new employment opportunities and help them to retain jobs that might otherwise be lost, create wealth and support minority and women-owned businesses.

 

Recipient

City

County

Award Amount

Regional Development Funding Corporation

Pittsburgh

Allegheny

$7.6 million

Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

$7.45 million

SEDA-Council of Governments

Lewisburg

Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union, Perry

$6.3 million

Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission

Altoona

Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton

$4.3 million

Bucks County Industrial Development Authority

Doylestown

Bucks

$2.4. million

Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Pittston

Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Wayne

$2.1 million

North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development

Ridgway

Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter

$1.9 million

Indiana County businesses

Indiana

Indiana

$1.3 million

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

Pittsburgh

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, Westmoreland

$1.1 million

Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center

Hanover Township

Carbon, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Lackawanna, Tioga, Luzerne, Wyoming

$550,000

Allegheny County Industrial Development Authority

Pittsburgh

Allegheny

$530, 000