Relief Resources for Business
BCDA is dedicated to delivering timely resources as succinctly as possible – we will continue to forward and post information on our website and Facebook page as it becomes available to us.
President, Bedford County Development Association
*All information is current to the best of our knowledge at the time of this publication
Additional updates on our Facebook page:
Low Interest Loan Options
Bedford County businesses may obtain information and assistance with SBA loan applications by contacting email@example.com
Follow SBA’s Social Media page for updates as linked below:
‣Honeycomb Credit Relief Loan Program
The Honeycomb Relief Loan program offers loans- up to $50,000, with a 45-day payment free period and a six-month interest-only period.
Important: Some businesses which were previously marked “no” in regard to continuing operations – were then flagged as “yes”. Please refer to the Governor’s page for most recent updates. https://www.governor.pa.gov/
Businesses seeking a waiver, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about business closing requirements, contact: email@example.com
‣Your Local Bedford County CareerLink
https://www.gocareerlink.org/counties/bedford-county/ or Call: 814-643-6107
‣ Unemployment Claims
The best way to file a new unemployment claim or to check on an existing claim is on the Unemployment Compensation (UC) website: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx This site has a significant number of answers to questions about layoffs to due COVID-19.
The main UC phone number, 1-888-313-7284, is experiencing high call volumes so a long hold time should be expected.
To avoid long phone hold times here is an email address where questions can be sent: uchelp.pa.gov
More Informational Links
For additional resources and updates –
Refer to the Following Websites and Social Media Accounts:
Additional Resources of Note
- Tax deadlines
The IRS has established a special section within their website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus The Department of Treasury also has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.
- The Census helps to determine how many residents depend on aid in our county and is Available Online https://www.keystoneedge.com/2020/03/10/census-2020-making-pennsylvania-count/
- Primary Voting Accommodations
Absentee and mail-in ballot applications for the April 28, 2020, primary election must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
- Expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and safety and emission inspections will also be extended: https://www.penndot.gov/pages/coronavirus.aspx