COVID-19 Grants for PA Small Businesses: Final Round Opens August 10th, Closes August 28th

The COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance Program will open its second application window at 9AM on August 10. This will be the final opportunity to apply for the program. The application window will remain open for 15 business daysclosing at 11:59PM on August 28. 

Pennsylvania small businesses are encouraged to apply for relief if they:

  • Had 25 or fewer full-time employees prior to February 15, 2020
  • Have annual revenues of $1 million or less, and
  • Were economically impacted by COVID-19

Bedford County Businesses apply through the Progress Fund at 

Lendistry is a third party affiliate assisting The Progress Fund in the processing of applications.

If you already applied during the first application window, you will be notified of your status by August 10. You do not need to reapply in the second round. Qualified applications will be automatically rolled over into this next funding round for consideration.

First Things First to Apply:

  • There is no fee to apply for this grant.  If someone charges you a fee to help you complete the application, this is a scam.
  • If you need to make changes to your application after completing the questionnaire or uploading documents, you must contact Lendistry by email or phone 1-866-913-7510.
  • DO NOT submit more than one application for your business.  Submitting multiple applications will delay processing of your application and will reduce your chance of approval in this round.

Answer to Commonly Asked Questions:

Call Center Information:

  • For application technical issues such as missing confirmation emails, password reset, lock-outs, please call the Technical Questions Call Center for Lendistry at 1-866-913-7510
  • For general questions about the program, your eligibility, help answering questions within the application, and  appropriate documentation to upload, please call the call center at 724-216-9160 and press 6.

Tips for Completing the Application:

  • No cell phones please!   Use a desktop or laptop computer, not your cell phone, because some of the buttons on the application are hard to find on the little screen of a cell phone.
  • Google Chrome please!  Use the Google Chrome browser, it has the least compatibility issues.
  • Step #1.  In the first phase of the on-line application process, you need to start by clicking the “Go to New Application Website” at the top of this page…a new and secure website will appear.  On that new site, you need to push the big purple button that says “APPLY NOW”.
  • Step #2.  This is a series of general questions.  Most applicants don’t have any problems except with the following questions:
    • If you don’t have a website, that’s not a problem just type in this:
    • Once you have completed the application, you will receive an email from which will contain your username (the email address used in the application) and a temporary password.  Please be sure to check you junk and/or spam folder.
    • Where is my email?  If you don’t find the email after an hour or so, go back to the first page and click the “Forgot Password” link.  Enter your email address, if the website says you are not recognized, then your first attempt to start did not work, so start over again with the “APPLY NOW” button.
    • That didn’t work!  If the “Forgot Password” message says your email is in use, look hard again for the email.  If it is not there, you must send an email to  They will help you get logged in.  In your email, please describe your problem and give them your first name, last name and the business name spelled exactly the way you entered it onto the application form.  For security purposes, you must request this help yourself directly from the website managers, we can’t do it for you.
    • That didn’t work either!  For application technical issues such as missing confirmation emails, password reset, lock-outs, please call the Technical Questions Call Center for Lendistry at 1-866-913-7510
  • Step #3. Sign into your account via the link provided in the email or click here.  Once you get logged in, you will begin to upload the required documents listed.
    • Download the Applicant Certification:  You need to download the “Applicant Certification” which is a mandatory document you must read, then initial each question and sign at the bottom.  Then you will have to scan and upload the document later.  The location of the document is not an easy find.  Here is a link to the Applicant Certification form.
    • Some requested documents might not apply to you.   Some of the required upload documents might not apply to you.  Please do not simply skip over these items, a complete application will address each item requested. For items which do not apply to you, take a piece of paper, write on it the following “This does not apply to my business.”  Scan that into a PDF and upload that statement for those uploads.
    • Bank verification is not mandatory to complete the application.  If you get to the point in the application where you are submitting your bank information and the application cannot verify your information, don’t despair, just fill-in Tab 2 and move on.  Go ahead and submit the application and your bank information will be verified at a later date.