City of Harrisburg Announces Launch of Business Grant Program

The City of Harrisburg has partnered with Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC to launch Round 2 of the Neighborhood Business Stabilization Grant (NBSP) on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  Grant funds of up to $10,000 will be awarded to eligible, for-profit businesses who are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The funds, totaling $500,000, are from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and were appropriated through the CARES Act of 2020. This grant was awarded to the City by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

This program is intended for City-licensed small businesses located in the City of Harrisburg. The application process opens on Tuesday, December 1st at 9AM, and all eligible Harrisburg small businesses are encouraged to apply.  

The grant program is discussed in detail in Mayor Papenfuse’s proposed budget presentation, and also in Friday’s “Community Conversations” discussion.  

The online application will be available at https://www.harrisburgregionalchamber.org/harrisburgcdbg