SGCDC, Covid-19 (Corona Virus), Public Grant/Funding Assistance, Financial Aid, and Other Help For Small Community Businesses
Spring Garden CDC (SGCDC) has instituted several programs to provide assistance to small businesses in the Spring Garden community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The SGCDC will match purchases of gift cards/certificates at participating local businesses during the program. Purchase a gift card/certificate and SGCDC will provide cash in the same amount to help local businesses survive. The SGCDC will receive gift cards/certificates in return, which it will use only after the crisis abates for small business promotions; giveaways; as a thank you to healthcare workers, police, first responders, grocery workers and others who have risked their lives to continue to serve the community during the public health crisis; and for other community purposes. For more information on how the "A Perfect Match" gift card program works, click here: www.springgardencdc.com/a-perfect-match
We continue to be available to assist local businesses to apply for whatever City, state, federal and private funding is still obtainable and to help navigate the rules for reporting on the various programs, e.g., the forgivable Payroll Protection Program ("PPP") Loan under the CARES Act.
SGCDC also has a gap loan program for small businesses to cover expenses while waiting for other funding sources to kick in.
We provide a comprehensive Neighborhood "Navigation Guide", updated weekly, for Residents and Small Businesses to help weather the current crisis, including highlighting offerings by local businesses to promote patronage, and providing helpful information, for both businesses and residents, to help navigate the new and unforeseen conditions brought about by the pandemic
SGCDC also recently installed colorful street banners along Spring Garden St., and within the community. This most recent project seeks to employ art as a cultural vehicle to positively impact the thousands of lives that will view the banners at a time when it is so desperately needed. The banners will beautify the community, usher in the warm weather, and help boost sales by struggling community businesses. And SGCDC's sweepers are continuing their work on our Commercial Corridors, while maintaining proper safety protocols.
If you are a small business located in the Spring Garden community in need of assistance to weather this difficult time, please email us at info@SpringGardenCDC.com or call 215-236-7334.
We are committed to providing whatever assistance we can, to help sustain our Spring Garden community businesses and see them through the current crisis.
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