COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) grant.

The application is not yet open.  County and economic development officials are working together to develop the program guidelines and application. 

 At this time, we know that York County will receive $5.08 million. Hospitality companies with less than 300 employees that have lost business due to the pandemic will be eligible for grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.  Program guidelines are being developed.

 Stay tuned for more information shared by the YCEA on this site, and our Facebook Page If you’d like to receive immediate alerts on the grant program, please send your email to us to be added to the list.  

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Recorded Webinars

YoCo Strong Webinar: Restart Funding Checklist & Navigating through “Profit and Loss” Statements (8.5)
YoCo Strong Webinar: Restart Funding Checklist & Navigating through “Profit and Loss” Statements (8.10)
YoCo Strong Webinar: Restart Funding Checklist & Information for Non-Profit Organizations (8.11)
YoCo Strong Webinar: Restart Funding Checklist & Information for Hanover Area Businesses and Organizations (8.13)
YoCo Strong Webinar: Restart Funding Checklist & Information for Personal Care and Beauty Services (8.17)
YoCo Strong Webinar: Restart Funding Checklist & Information for REALTORS (8.18)
YoCo Strong Webinar: Restart Funding Checklist & Navigating through “Profit and Loss” Statements (IN SPANISH) (8.18)

YoCo Strong Restart Fund & Data

The York County Commissioners voted to allocate a portion of the $40.5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES)  Act funding to support a small business and nonprofit organization grant program. The YoCo Strong Restart program will be administered by the York County Economic Alliance and Community First Fund.

Utilizing the YoCo Strong Recovery Task Force report as guidance, the County will dedicate $10 million for small business support, and $4 million for nonprofit support. Grants amount will be up to $35,000 for eligible organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To deploy these funds in an expedited manner to meet the guidelines set forth by the federal government, and ensure compliance the County government, the York County Economic Alliance in partnership with Community First Fund, will administer an application process for this funding. List of applicants funded can be found here.