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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.

CARES Act Information

New Guides to Assist Business Owners  from the US Chamber

Other Guides for the PPP


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.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Covid-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program (CHIRP)

Cumberland County will be receiving nearly $2.9M from the State to support hospitality industry businesses (MUST BE: NAICS Codes 721 or 722). As a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO), the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation anticipates the Cumberland County Commissioners will authorize CAEDC to administer this grant program. Per the Act, the program is to begin by March 15, with a maximum of $50,000 in grant funds going to eligible applicants on a first-come-first serve basis, until funds have been exhausted.

Eligibility will depend on criteria related to ownership, revenue loss during the pandemic and other business related criteria. The guidelines are currently being developed and will be available prior to program launch on March 15th.

Please click here to go to the website.

Important Information and Resources

Covid-19 Health Resources

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