CARES Act: County Relief Block Grant Application


Applicants for this Centre County Government grant must: 

  • Be a business appropriately licensed, headquartered, and operating in Centre County.
  • Operate from a physical location in Centre County.
  • Have experienced a revenue decline due to COVID-19. 


  • For profit businesses
  • Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees.
  • Tourism businesses of ANY size (can be over 100 employees).
  • Primary business operations and headquarters must physically be located in Centre County.
  • Must not be delinquent in federal or state taxes.

To complete the application (preview application here) businesses will need the following items:

  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Gross Monthly Income for March – July 2019 and March – July 2020
  • Eligible Expenditures from March 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020: (rent, mortgage interest, cable, utility, internet, phone, spoilage, PPE, cleaning supplies, unemployment compensation contributions, and other related expenses)
  • Government Issued Photo ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport
  • Proof of Business Registration with the PA Department of State in the form of a copy of official filing with the Department of State or local municipality for your business. Only one of the following must be provided.    
    • Articles of Incorporation    
    • Certificate of Organization   
    • Fictitious Name registration    
    • Government-issued Business License    
    • Only for Sole Proprietors: any form of acceptable government-issued photo ID
  • Business financial information, both items need to be submitted:  
    • Profit and Loss statement from March 1st to July 31st, 2019 and March 1st to July 31st, 2020 or comparable documentation.
    • Most recently submitted Federal Tax Return. 2018 or 2019 business tax returns, including Schedule C. If you do not have a business tax return, please submit your personal tax return.

For assistance with this loan application contact the Penn State Small Business Development Center at 814-863-4293 or