On April 10, 2020, the GIANT Company and Team Pennsylvania, announced a $250,000 emergency grant program for companies in the food supply chain. The program will support farms, processors, and other small food businesses that are impacted by COVID-19.
If you are interested, the deadline is short, so you must complete the application quickly.
They are accepting applications online only through April 24, 2020.
The GIANT Company and Team Pennsylvania developed this grant program in consultation with
- the Pennsylvania Department of Economic and Community Development
- the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Chamber, and
- the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association
Those eligible include any Pennsylvania small business of 250 employees or less that operate in the Pennsylvania food supply chain, including businesses that grow, make, or process food. The maximum grant is $15,000 per company. They will announce and distribute these grants to small businesses in early May 2020.
To apply for this grant, a business owner will need to supply the business’s
- complete budget and narrative, and
- grant application
You can submit any questions to Team Pennsylvania at Agriculture@TeamPA.com.
If you need additional funds, take a look at the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan or Payment Protection Program.
Nichole Baer is an attorney at Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She received her law degree from Stetson University, College of Law and practices in several areas including Business, Commercial Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration.