For a limited time, funding assistance is on the way to micro-businesses in Penn Township, Snyder County that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Until October 30, microenterprises (those with five employees or fewer) in the township can apply for a $19,741 Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Relief (CDBG-CV) grant. Funds will be in response to damage caused by quarantine and will prevent further damage by keeping businesses operational during future quarantine and social distancing mandates.

Eligible business expenses include:

  • • Payroll
  • • Rent/mortgage
  • • Utilities (such as oil, gas, electric, water/sewer, internet, phone)
  • • Supplies (needed for day-to-day operations up to 90 days)
  • • Equipment purchases needed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus
  • • Insurance
  • • Accounting
  • • Legal
  • • Advertising

Business owners must meet income eligibility requirements. Interested applicants within Penn Township should contact the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC) at 570-743-4100.

Snyder County, on behalf of Penn Township, has allocated the CDBG-CV grant because of businesses shutting down during stay-at-home orders. SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) is administering the funds for the county.

As a community and economic development agency, SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact Kristen Moyer, communications manager, SEDA-Council of Governments, at 570-522-7212 or