SUPPORTING BUSINESSES
  • U.S. Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

  • UNC Community Revitalization office is operating remotely right now, but is available to help offer guidance as needed.

  • Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to businesses to help during this challenging time. https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

  • First 30 minutes of street parking will be free for the duration of this crisis period.

  • Available loans for businesses include:
    o Federal SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
    o State COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA)
    o State PIDA Low-Interest Loans
    o Information on these programs can be found at https://dced.pa.gov/funding-programs.

  • Assistance navigating these loans is available:
    o Pennís Northeast can provide assistance to larger employers navigating the DCED loan programs. Check their website        pennsnortheast.com or call 570.883.0504.
  • o NEPA Alliance can provide assistance to small businesses applying for state and federal loans. Information can be found on their website www.nepa-allience.org or by calling 570-655-5581.
    o The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center business consultants can help small businesses with preparing loan applications and options for addressing cash flow problems. Contact The University of Scranton SBDC by: Visiting www.scrantonsbdc.com, E-mail sbdc@scranton.edu, or calling 570-941-7588.

  • City of Scranton
    o Current loans through Scrantonís Office of Economic and Community Development have been deferred for the month of April without penalty or interest. This consideration will continue monthly at the discretion of City Administration. Letters have gone out to all loan program participants.