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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.

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


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.

Important Information and Resources

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