COVID-19 Resources


During these times of unprecedented uncertainty, the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation remains steadfast in our commitment to serve the local business community. We understand that you may be facing unforeseen challenges due to the current public health situation, and we are here to help you!  Like many of you, we have moved our operations to a fully virtual process in order to ensure the safety of our staff and community. But be assured, the CCEDC is working overtime to keep you informed and to help connect you to every possible resource. 

Below you will find links to the most updated information from trusted and accurate sources.  We are a strong community, and as we all work together and practice calm vigilance, we will weather this storm and come out healthy and thriving on the other side.

COVID-19 SurveyLocal EntityCOVID-19 Business Survey - CCEDC
Tips for PreventionTypeComment
World Health OrganizationInternational Public Health AgencyUpdates and General Information
CDC - GuidelinesFederal GovernmentHow to Protect Yourself
U.S. Department of LaborFederal GovernmentGuidance on Preparing
Workplaces for COVID-19
Funding and Programs
PA 30 Day FundPrivate Non-ProfitThe Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund
SBA - CARES ActFederal GovernmentThe Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
SBC - FAQ Paycheck Protection ProgramFederal GovernmentPaycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Business
DCED - Funding and ProgramsState GovernmentUpdated Programs from PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development
U.S. Small Business Administration - LoanFederal GovernmentEconomic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
DCED - PIDA LoanState GovernmentPennsylvania Industrial Development Authority; Low-Interest Loan and Lines of Credit
DCED - COVID-19 RELIEF PA STATEWIDE SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCEState GovernmentThe COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. This is not a first-come, first-served program. There will be multiple rounds of application windows.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) PortalState GovernmentPandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) - Benefits for Self-Employed
DCED - County Relief Block Grant ProgramState Government This funding is strictly for support of COVID-19-related
activities to offset the cost of direct county COVID-19 response; assist businesses and municipalities; provide
behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services; fund nonprofit assistance programs; and deploy
broadband to unserved or underserved areas.
FAQState GovernmentFAQ - County Relief Block Grant Program
Business Resources
U.S. Wage and Hour Division - GuideFederal GovernmentInformation Regarding Common Workplace Issues - COVID-19
U.S. Small Business AdministrationFederal GovernmentSmall Business Guidance & Loan Resources
DCED - ResourcesState GovernmentResource Directory
FAQ on Business GuidanceState GovernmentFAQ - Life-Sustaining Business
1-866-466-3972State GovernmentCustomer Service Line for Businesses
ra-dcedcs@pa.govState GovernmentCustomer Service - Businesses seeking guidance from DCED
DCED - FAQState GovernmentFAQ for Businesses
Small Business Development Center - Clarion UniversityLocal/Regional EntityContact Information
Stay Updated and Informed
PA Health DepartmentState GovernmentGeneral Information
PA Guide to Responding to COVID-19State GovernmentUp-to-Date Information - State Level
Clarion CountyLocal GovernmentUp-to-Date Information - Local Level
Local EntityC-93 Interview with Shannon Barrios, Executive Director