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COVID19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) in Schuylkill County

The Schuylkill County Commissioners, Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) and NEPA Alliance have partnered to deliver the COVID19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) for eligible businesses in Schuylkill County. The CHIRP program was recently announced by Governor Wolf and approved by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to help hospitality businesses across the Commonwealth financially impacted by closures and lost income due to the COVID19 pandemic. The State Legislation allowed for a maximum grant amount of $50,000, however, in order to positively impact the most Schuylkill County businesses this funding will be limited to $25,000 grants at this time.

“There are so many Schuylkill County businesses that have endured closures, were subject to decreased capacity allowances and staff lay-offs during this past year,” said County Commissioner George Halcovage. “These funds will serve as much-needed lifelines to those in the hospitality and restaurant industry as these businesses press on to continue operations. Again, it is imperative that we support our local business community. We look forward to the success of this program that will be professionally managed by NEPA Alliance.”

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Industrial Revenue Bonds

PURPOSE Benefits manufacturing companies by providing low cost capital for land, acquisition, construction, and renovation of facilities and equipment. The Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority was created to provide a vehicle for securing tax exempt financing through private sector sources.…

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Opportunity Fund

PURPOSE Provides grant funds to companies or on behalf of companies that will create or preserve jobs within the Commonwealth. The program is intended to deal with significant projects that offer substantial economic impact either for the Commonwealth as a…

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Job Creation Tax Credit

Provides a $1,000 tax credit/job to approved businesses that agree to create or preserve new jobs in the Commonwealth within three years. A business must agree to create at least 25 new jobs or new jobs equaling at least 20%…

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Industrial Site Reuse Program

PURPOSE Provide low-interest loans and grants for environmental assessments and remediation of former industrial land. ELIGIBLE USES Phase I, II, III, environmental assessments and remediation of hazardous substances. Eligible Applicants Public and private economic development entities, private companies and real…

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Housing / Income

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2010    Median Household Income $40,265  Median Earnings (male) $42,125  Median Earnings (female) $31,595  Total Housing Units 69,323   Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2010

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COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program

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Overview

The COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program was established to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in sectors that are vital to every Pennsylvanians’ existence. The program will help employers provide hazard pay for their employees to retain current employees. This reimbursement-based grant is for employers who will be offering hazard pay over the eligible program period.

Applications will be received between July 16, 2020 and July 31, 2020.

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SCIDA Unveils Final HID Plan

The Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority (SCIDA), in conjunction with the Schuylkill County Board of Commissioners, the Board of Education of the Minersville Area School District, and the Boards of Supervisors for Cass and Foster Townships unveiled the final plan to create…

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SCIDA Announces Public Hearing on Preliminary HID Plan

The Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority (SCIDA), in conjunction with the Schuylkill County Board of Commissioners, the Board of Education of the Minersville Area School District, and the Boards of Supervisors for Cass and Foster Townships, will hold a Public…

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