By Nick Eustis
Pittsburgh Current Contributing Writer
As part of the PA Coronavirus Small Business Assistance Program, The Northside Community Development Fund (NSCDF) is accepting applications from small businesses in need of grants from August 10 to 28. Businesses in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, Lawrence and Washington counties employing 25 or fewer employees, with under $1 million gross revenue, are eligible for grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.
This is the second round of grants as part of this program, which was allocated over $200 million by the Pennsylvania state government to cushion the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on small businesses statewide. The first round of this program was created after the initial round of emergency grants from the state in late March, some $61 million, was quickly exhausted. Those initial grants were largely distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, which resulted in minority-owned businesses being underrepresented among grant recipients.
For more information on the Pa. Coronavirus Small Business Assistance Program, visit the NSCDF website.