Through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program, funding will be provided to help support the commonwealth’s hospitality industry. Grants will be awarded in $5,000-$50,000 increments. The application process starts March 15 at 12 p.m. and continues until April 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. Check back here for more updates and information soon.
Berks County CARES Funding Dashboard
The County of Berks has launched a dashboard designed to provide a summary of how the County has allocated the more than $38 million received from the U.S. Government in CARES Act funding. CARES stands for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The Act was signed into law to protect and provide support to the American people during the public health and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The dashboard organizes the funding by seven primary focus areas: CARES Grant Program, Small Business New Start Grant Program, Food Insecurity, Contact Tracing, Public Outreach, Business Support and County COVID Expenses. The dashboard shows how the $38 million is allocated to those seven categories and tracks the funds as they are awarded.