On Friday, February 5, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law legislation that set aside $145 million in funds to aid hospitality industry businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each county has applied to receive a portion of the $145 million prorated based on each county’s population estimates. Dauphin County’s portion is $3.1 million and Perry County’s portion is just over $500,000. Funds will be used to provide grant money to selected eligible hospitality businesses and pay allowable administrative costs.
The Capital Region Economic Development Organization (CREDC) will process and underwrite each eligible application, prioritize requests according to the legislated requirements and present these summaries to each respective County for consideration. Once awards are announced, CREDC will contract with each grantee and process disbursements accordingly.
Webinar: COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program
On March 11, CREDC hosted a webinar to provide additional details about CHIRP grant applications. Please view this webinar for additional details before contacting CREDC with questions.