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March 02, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Gov. Wolf Announces $145 Million in Relief Available for Hospitality Industry by March 15

Governor Tom Wolf announced that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"For so many businesses in the hospitality industry, taking the necessary steps that keep employees and patrons safe directly hurts their bottom line. After all the hardships businesses have endured, and all of the work they have done to keep their communities safer, they need and deserve our help," Gov. Wolf said. "The COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program will provide immediate relief to these businesses and I urge them to apply as soon as the program opens in their county."

In December, the governor initiated a transfer of $145 million to be appropriated by the state legislature into grants for businesses. The legislature approved the measure unanimously and it was enacted in February.

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) acted swiftly to open the application to all 67 counties, all of which immediately applied. Funding was provided in the form of block grants to each county based on population. Grants will be awarded in $5,000 increments with a $50,000 maximum.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dennis Davin, DCED Secretary answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf listening to DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Sen. Tim Kearney (D-Chester, Delaware) answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Rep. Steve Malagari (D-Montgomery) answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>State Rep. Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna) speaks at the event. Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers greeting State Rep. Steve Malagari (D-Montgomery) Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. .. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18560_gov_chirp_dz_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks to event attendees.  Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Harrisburg, PA  March 2, 2021. ..