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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 – (preferred) or by telephone – 570-265-0937.

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What We Do …

The Progress Authority provides economic development technical assistance to address the needs of business.


Our staff of highly motivated professionals has established a track record of excellence in working with businesses. We have had great success in leveraging incentive grant programs with low-interest loan financing to provide attractive financing packages for business development projects, infrastructure upgrades and workforce development programs.

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We Are A Full Service Economic Development Agency

We are there every step of the way from early business development, site selection, project management, infrastructure needs, municipal coordination to grand openings.

  • Business development coordination
  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • Exploring options for public funding in privet projects with IDA/IDC utilization
  • “Hand-holding” through a project, from site selection to grand openings

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1 Elizabeth Street
Suite 3
Towanda, PA 18848

ph: 570.265.0937
fax: 570.265.0935