May. 04, 2021

HARRISBURG – Restaurants, bars and other food establishments that suffered operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown orders may be eligible for funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin).

“I’ve heard from so many restaurant owners and managers who tell me about 2020’s devastating impacts on their businesses. This new program is one way to recoup losses,” Mehaffie said.

Applications opened at noon Monday, May 3, at and will be accepted until funds are exhausted, so restauranteurs impacted by the pandemic are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The program was established under the federal American Rescue Plan.

Businesses are eligible for up to $10 million and no more than $5 million per physical location.

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce & CREDC is hosting a May 10 webinar related to the program. Information to sign up is linked off its homepage at

Representative Thomas Mehaffie
106th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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