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COVID relief grant for hospitality businesses opens March 15

A new COVID-19 relief grant named the Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) for eligible hospitality industry businesses opens for applications March 15, 2021.

Eligible hospitality industry businesses include hotels, restaurants, bars, and taverns. These businesses must fall within eligible industry codes which include the Accommodations subsector (721) or Food Services and Drinking Places subsector (722).

The Juniata County Commissioners are urging these types of businesses to apply as soon as possible for the CHIRP grant since funds may be quickly exhausted. Grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000 to help alleviate 2020 revenue losses, and pay for eligible operating expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses can apply at the Community Giving Foundation’s website at www.csgiving.org from March 15, 2021 until the funds are exhausted or June 15, 2021.

More information on this can be found on our COVID-19 Page.