Greene County was awarded funding through the CDBG-CV fund for the Financial Advance for Small Business Assistance (FASBA) program. This grant program will allow business within the County to receive up to $50,000, which will be forgiven if the business can demonstrate job retention or creation for low-to-middle income workers.
Greene County Commissioners are accepting the next round of applications for the Forgivable Advance for Small Business Assistance (FASBA). The program provides up to $50,000 grants for small, local businesses with 100 employees or less, who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses must prove an annual or quarterly (comparison of the same quarter of 2019 & 2020) loss of 25%. Greene County is utilizing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act referred to as CDBG-CV to fund FASBA to relieve businesses of the economic disaster and keep the County thriving.
For funding to be forgiven, businesses must retain or create at least one full-time equivalent position for low to moderate income workers. FASBA funds can be used to pay for the following eligible expenses: payroll, rent/mortgage, utilities (gas, phone, etc.), supplies (up to 90 days), PPE, insurance, accounting, legal, advertising. FASBA funds can also reimburse eligible costs incurred to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.” Other eligibility requirements do apply.
This is not a first-come, first- served program. There will be two additional rounds of funding, Round 3 ending on May 7, 2021 and Round 4 ending May 17, 2021. Businesses are encouraged to contact Crystal Simmons, CDBG/HOME Program Director at 724-852-5260 or email email@example.com.
Please thoroughly review the fact sheet to determine initial eligibility to apply prior to completing the application. Applications may be emailed to the address above, or mailed/hand delivered to the County Office building at 93 E. High Street, Room 215, Waynesburg, PA 15370.
READ FIRST! Fact Sheet: https://www.co.greene.pa.us/resources/19426
Full application: https://www.co.greene.pa.us/resources/19427
Attachments Checklist: https://www.co.greene.pa.us/resources/19428
REQUIRED FORMS FOR APPLICATION: W9 https://www.co.greene.pa.us/resources/19432 & 4506 T https://www.co.greene.pa.us/resources/19431
I'm proud to welcome you to Greene County! Greene County is blessed with opportunities. We have coal, natural gas, interstate highways and the Monongahela River. We have history, country charm, self-sufficient, proud and reliable people. Historically, our economy has been dependent upon the coal industry, agriculture and most recently natural gas. We value these industries as the backbone of our economy, but also strive to introduce technology, tourism, small business development and expanded retail services in order to diversify our economy. We look forward to introducing you to Greene County and the opportunity to satisfy your business and industrial needs. We are open for business!
Mike Belding, Chairman
Greene County Commissioners
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Greene County Industrial Development Authority’s concentration is on creation, attraction and retention of businesses in Greene County. GCIDA offers financial assistance through our Revolving Loan Fund.
The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) was established to provide seed money to promote job development and business growth/expansion within Greene County and to assist small businesses with creating and retaining jobs.
Loans available through the RLF:
Real Estate – up to $50,000 for up to 10 years
Machinery/Equipment – up to $50,000 for up to 7 years
Working Capital – up to $25,000 for up to 3 years
In response to COVID-19 the Emergency Loan Program was established. Qualifying businesses can get assistance with working capital, utilities, rent/lease and vendor invoices for up to $50,000 at 1% interest for a period of 15 years. Also available is refinancing and loan consolidation for up to $50,000 at 2% interest for 15 years.
Please review the RLF Program Guidelines prior to applying: https://www.co.greene.pa.us/resources/19429
Click here to view and print the RLF application: https://www.co.greene.pa.us/resources/19430
3157 Mount Morris Rd. #103
Waynesburg, PA 15370
County Office Building
Waynesburg, PA 15370
P.O. Box 246
Waynesburg, PA 15370