The federal CARES Act was signed into law March 27, 2020. The Act provides enhanced Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for Pennsylvanians.
For specific details, read our Notice of CARES Act Programs Potentially Available to You.
This new law provides:
Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) - Additional Benefits
An additional $600 per week, on top of regular benefits, to all UC recipients
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) - Self-Employed, Contractors
Expanded eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UC benefits (e.g., self-employed workers, independent contractors)
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) - For UC Benefit Exhaustees
An additional 13 weeks of UC benefits, beyond the regular 26 weeks already provided, for a total of 39 weeks of coverage.
The federal CARES Pennsylvania Guidance one-pager includes information on what you need to know and do.
Please note applications for this program are no longer being accepted.
Go to www.delcochamber.org/coronavirus for current funding programs.
Applications will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
Start the Application Process Here: http://www.delcopa.org/covid-cwca.php
Capital Access Program Factsheet
NOTE: This is a state program. Small business can apply for both state loan programs and the federal programs, however, they cannot use the loan proceeds for the same “loss.” For example, if someone applies for the federal economic injury disaster loan to help cover rent for the next 6 months, they cannot then apply for PIDA and say it’s for rent.
The presence of the coronavirus (COVID-29) epidemic is being felt and making a significant impact on the daily lives of human beings across the globe. Starting in Wuhan, China and now hear in Delaware County, this outbreak has overwhelmed the health care industry.
Today, Delaware County has 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and that number is expected to soar as we have seen in states that boarder Pennsylvania like New Jersey and New York. Our health care professionals provide essential services to ensure the residents of our community are healthy and can live fulfilling lives year-round but right now they are facing a crisis. Supplies shortages are putting these professionals at risk and holding them back from being able to provide the type of care that is required for each patient.
Community stakeholders from across the county have volunteered their