Small Business Support Program
County CARES COVID Relief Block Grant Program
The Bradford County Commissioners are pleased to announce the Small Business Support Program to assist businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is being funded through County COVID-19 Relief Block Grant Program as authorized by the CARES Act which are specifically designated to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus and other infectious disease outbreaks. The total funding available through the program is $200,000 for Bradford County businesses.
In an effort to streamline potential applications for the program Bradford County has formed a partnership with the Progress Authority who will serve as a clearinghouse for small businesses interested in pursuing the funds to ensure compliance with the program. These funds are available for businesses that can demonstrate a disruption in services related to the Coronavirus Outbreak, having less than 50 full time employees as of September 1, 2020 and having been in business since September 1, 2019. Eligible expenses include direct payments for rent/mortgage, utilities, insurance, legal fees, supplies and advertising. Qualifying small businesses with less than 15 employees may be eligible for up to $5,000.00. Small businesses with 15 or more employees may be eligible for up to $10,000. All expenses are capped at 90 days. The full set of program guidelines can be found on the Progress Authority & Bradford County websites. For more information please contact the Progress Authority via email – firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by telephone – 570-265-0937.
Bradford County Cares Act Application