COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program Now Open for Eligible Businesses

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) is happy to announce it is now available to help facilitate grant access to eligible applicants for the COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program.

Grant funds must be used to pay “hazard pay” of $3 per hour to eligible employees. Employees otherwise eligible for hazard pay under this program must also earn less than $20 per hour. This hazard pay program will cover eligible wages for the period August 16, 2020 through October 24, 2020. The employer is responsible for all normal payroll taxes paid by the employer on this hazard pay for their eligible employees.

For a list of eligible businesses and requirements, visit

“CREDC, as the Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO) for Cumberland, Dauphin & Perry Counties, is an eligible applicant to perform as the grantee and administrator of funds on behalf of a pool of eligible enterprise types,” explains Melissa Stone, VP of Economic Development at the Chamber & CREDC. “It is CREDC’s goal to ease the administrative burden small- and medium-sized businesses may face when applying on their own.”

Eligible businesses and organizations may apply directly to DCED through the information provided in the Governor’s press release or through CREDC. To learn more, visit:


Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. The organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost the economic vitality and livability across our region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce—a distinction achieved by less than 2 percent of chambers across the nation.