On February 10, 2021, the Monroe County Commissioners applied for and anticipate receiving $1.9 Million under Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). This grant program will be administered by Pocono Mountains Industries, Inc. known as PMEDC. The program will make available grants, not loans, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to each eligible business within the hospitality industry that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible businesses must operate within Monroe County Pennsylvania and have fewer than 300 full-time employees. Entities must fall in the Accommodations subsector (NAICS Code 721) or the Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (NAICS Code 722). Preference will be given to businesses that:
Specific requirements and required documentation will be included in the CHIRP grant application that will be available no later than March 1, 2021 on the COVID-19 Business Resources page on PMEDC’s website, www.pmedc.com, or by calling the PMEDC office at (570) 839-1992.