Small Business Portal

Small Business Portal

Support Small Businesses in Concord

How can you support?  Most importantly, give them your business!
Consider take-out, delivery or curb-side pickup purchases.  Buy gift cards.
Share their menus and information.  Tip a little extra.

On June 1, 2020, Township Council finalized Resolution 38-2020 to assist Concord Township restaurant owners; allowing for temporary outdoor dining during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

An application must be filed.  Fees are waived.
Temporary permits have been extended to August 1, 2021.

To ensure receipt, business owners are requested to email their applications
to both processing staff members:
Maureen Kelly and Christina Mahoney.

PA Governor Tom Wolf has issued guidance for the restaurant industry.
The link can be found here:

Certify My Restaurant

The online self-certification form for COVID compliant businesses is available on the Pennsylvania COVID website.

Restaurants can now show customers and workers they are protecting their health, safety, and economy by completing the new self-certification form. The online form requires restaurants to confirm they are complying with all CDC and state public health guidance and safety requirements.

There is no cost to participate. Enrolling in the program is voluntary, and participating restaurants receive: 

  • Permission to increase indoor dining from 25% to 50% occupancy
  • A listing on the searchable public Open & Certified Pennsylvania Business Directory
  • Free Open & Certified Pennsylvania signs for your physical location, website, and social media
  • Timely updates, reminders, and alerts for new business guidance and resources 

Self-certifying will not lead to any additional inspections. If you have a COVID-19 related violation, you will first get warnings and education, rather than fines or other penalties.

For more about the self-certification program read
Frequently Asked Questions or email

Below are summaries and links to business assistance programs for businesses suffering economic hardship from Covid-19. You should consult the program websites (or a financial advisor) for specific information and qualifications based on your business.




The Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27. Portions of this Act are intended to assist business owners with current needs. The CARES Act programs will be administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The CARES Act represents more than $376 billion in relief for small businesses.

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
    This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
    This loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
  • SBA Express Bridge Loan
    Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
  • SBA Debt Relief
    The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • SBA Tropical Storm Isaias Disaster Assistance

    The Small Business Administration has announced that Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Disaster assistance is also available for private nonprofits.
    Click Here for program flyer.
    Click Here for press release.
    Click Here for fact sheet.

There is significant overlap in the costs that can be covered by Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, but businesses cannot receive assistance for the same economic loss under both programs. For example, if you use your EIDL to cover payroll for certain workers in April, you cannot use PPP for payroll for those same workers in April, although you could use it for payroll in March or for different workers in April.