COVID-19 Relief Main Street Jump-Start Program
The application window for Round 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Main Street Jump-Start Program is set to open in March 8, 2021 and close Friday, March 19, 2021. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for program updates. You may also sign up to receive email updates about Round 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Main Street Jump-Start Program here.
Last July, the Greensburg Community Development Corporation (GCDC) was awarded a $150,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation as part of The Foundation’s COVID-19 Economic Impact and Recovery Funding Initiative. With this funding, the GCDC created the COVID-19 Relief Main Street Jump-Start Program, awarding 25 City of Greensburg small businesses with grants of $10,000 or less, totaling nearly $140,000 of business assistance.
The GCDC is thrilled to announce that thanks to a partnership with the City of Greensburg, we will be administering Round 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Main Street Jump-Start Program. This second round of funding has been made possible by federal coronavirus relief funds awarded to the City of Greensburg through the existing Community Development Block Grant program.
Round 2 of the Main Street Jump-Start Program will subsidize costs associated with five (5) essential business services for small business owners who have experienced financial losses as a direct result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses may apply for technical assistance in one or more of the following five areas:
- Marketing/Advertising Services
- Accounting/Financial Services
- Legal Services
- Human Resource (HR) Services
- Information Technology (IT) Services
The cap on assistance is $10,000 per business. Applicants may request assistance for one or more of the categories listed above in any combination totaling no more than $10,000. For example, an applicant may request $5,000 to assist with marketing/advertising services and $5,000 to assist with legal services, totaling $10,000. Further details will be posted soon, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application information.
Questions? Please contact Ashley Kertes, executive director of the Greensburg Community Development Corporation at 724-689-0040 or GCDC@thinkgreensburg.com.