COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, under Act 1 of 2021 (SB 109), created an initiative known as the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). Act 1 allocated $145 million in funding assistance to hospitality industry businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bucks County's allocations is $7.1 million.

The Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) and the County of Bucks are working in partnership with the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority (BCRDA) and the Visit Bucks County (VBC) to administer, review and communicate information regarding the state funded Covid-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP).

CHIRP Grant Applications will be accepted from midnight March 15th through April 2nd, 11:59 pm. All applications MUST be submitted using the electronic application that will be available on the BCRDA's website ( on March 15th.

Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000 and will be based on need, fund availability and on a first come, first serve basis. Future application rounds may open depending on funding availability.


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