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Below are a combined collaboration of resources between the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Carlisle Association.

Economic Support and Financial Lending Needs For Businesses

Navigating through the constantly updated information for businesses on the Covid 19 Coronavirus mandates are challenging. Every day brings new information and new questions. We all look forward to the road to recovery. We want to hear from you. If you have questions on what support is available to your business and your employees please email Michelle Crowley,, or call (717) 243-4515.

Cumberland County CARES Funding Program

  • This program will run through July 16th to July 30th at 4:30 PM.
  • The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and the Renew Cumberland Task Force announced that Cumberland County municipalities, county government, small businesses, tourism businesses, and nonprofits will be able to apply for $22.9 million in block grants available.
  • Complete the application online (added 7/16/20)

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

PA Statewide Small Business Grant Program (New)

Apply for this program (Community First Funds)

Details of this new program from the DCED

Program Fact Sheet

PA30Day (New)

This is a forgivable loan program for PA-based small businesses called the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund. The forgivable loan is to provide immediate financial assistance (with a max of three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they wait on recently approved federal funding.

To find out more about this program, please click here.

Other Funding Programs Available

Kabbage launched an online hub to help boost sales for U.S small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a system through which businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date. Learn more.

The James Beard Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need. Learn more.

Upcoming Chamber Hosted Webinars

  • Wednesday, June 10, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce with UPMC "Ask the Experts" (Access Recording Here)
  • Tuesday, June 17, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce with UPMC "Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Employees" (Access Recording Here)
  • Wednesday, July 8, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce with Panel of Cleaning Experts, "How to Keep Your Workspace Safe & Clean" (Access Recording Here)
  • Tuesday, July 21, @ 2 PM, Business Women's Forum - Claudia Williams "It's Totally Normal...Right?" Register Here
  • Wednesday, July 22, @ 9 AM, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Start the Career Conversation Here Register Here

Important Information and Resources

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