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To qualify to receive on-going services from the EI Program, the child must have:
- A 25% delay in one or more areas of development or - Have a known physical or mental condition likely to result in a developmental delay
An Early Intervention Service Coordinator from Westmoreland Casemanagement & Supports, Inc. will be assigned to assist the family. The Early Intervention Service Coordinator (SC) will guide the family through the entire process.
The CONNECT Helpline 1-800-692-7288 assists families in locating resources and providing information regarding child development for children ages birth to age 5. In addition, CONNECT can assist parents by making a direct link to the local Early Intervention program.
Speech Therapy Nutrition Services Physical therapy · Sensory Integration Feeding Program Occupational Therapy Hearing or Vision therapy Parent education Developmental Special Instruction ·
- The child's home - Caregiver’s home - Childcare centers - Play groups -Other community settings familiar to the family
Additional reporting information, mandated reporter trainings, and legal requirements are available at www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov.”
If you are experiencing difficulties reporting suspected abuse and/or neglect through Childline, you can contact WCCB directly at 724-830-3301, Monday – Friday during the hours of 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. If you are having difficulties reporting to Childline during non-office hours, a report can be made through 911 and an emergency service worker will be contacted.
Bids and RFPs may not be submitted by fax or email.
Depending on how much time has elapsed, a certified copy of the death certificate can only be obtained from either the funeral home who was in charge of the arrangements or the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Westmoreland County Coroner's Office does NOT issue copies of death certificates to the public.
Death certificates can be obtained in person at:
411 7th Street, Suite 360
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Instructions for ordering a copy of a death certificate can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Health's website at http://www.health.pa.gov/MyRecords/Certificates/Pages/11596.aspx#.Wf4sO8aFSqA
General business start-up activities include but are not limited to:
1. Determine the business you want to start and assess: a) Your qualifications for that business b) The feasibility of making that business profitable
2. Assess your customer base, market base and know your competitors 3. Develop a business plan that outlines the key aspects of your business venture 4. Seek technical assistance to develop the business plan 5. Determine the costs associated with starting your business and project these costs for a period of at least three years 6. Determine the licensing and/or registration requirements at both the local and state level based on the type of business you are considering
The PA Biz Online website provides two ways to register a fictitious name online. A user can either register their fictitious name online using the Online Business Registration Interview (OBRI) or download the appropriate form from the Forms section, complete the form and mail it into the Pennsylvania Department of State. There is a fee of $70 for registering a fictitious name.
In addition, there are for-profit firms that will help develop a business plan. A listing of business consultants can be found in the yellow pages of your local telephone directory.
Loan limitMaximum $400,000
Application fee$500, plus closing costs.
CollateralLoans are secured by lien positions on the assets being financed, and the company guarantee. Additional personal guarantees and collateral may be required.
TermThree to seven years, or the life of the asset, whichever is less.
RateFixed at 4%.
MTLF requires your company to submit these documents with your loan application:•Business and management histories, descriptions of business capabilities and personal resumes•A three-year history of business financial statements, tax returns, accounts receivable/payable•Interim financial statements no more than 90 days old•Income statement projections and cash flow projections for at least one year•Personal financial statements and tax returns•Loan-related project descriptions and anticipated benefits•Itemized project costs
FOR MORE INFORMATION:MTLF Financial Programs Application
CONTACT US:Ph: (724) 830-3061Fx: (724) 830-3611
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF BONDS:
PEDFA Tax-ExemptTax-Exempt bonds are bonds for which the interest earned by the bondholders is excluded from federal income tax. Since these bonds are more attractive to investors, the interest cost of Tax-Exempt bonds is restricted by federal law.
PEDFA TaxableTaxable bonds have a higher interest rate than Tax-Exempt bonds, but they are not subject to the same stringent tax requirements as Tax-Exempt bonds. All businesses qualified to do business in Pennsylvania except speculative activities may be eligible for taxable financing. There are also fewer restrictions on the uses of the funds. PEDFA Applications must be submitted by a local Industrial Development Authority (IDA) or Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Ph: (724) 830-3061Fx: (724) 830-3611
USES:Land and building acquisitions; Construction and renovation costs; Machinery and equipment purchases; Working capital and accounts receivable lines of credit, Multi-tenant facility projects; Industrial park projects.
FUNDING:The PIDA program finances a portion of total eligible project costs. The maximum participation amount is determined by a variety of factors such as the proposed use of the PIDA funds, the business enterprise type applying for financing, the amount of matching financing from sources outside of PIDA, and the number of full-time jobs to be retained or created.
Loan approval is contingent upon meeting the program underwriting and collateral requirements.
ELIGIBILITY:A variety of different industry sectors are eligible for PIDA financing including manufacturing, industrial, agricultural, research and development, hospitality, defense conversion, recycling, construction, child day-care, retail and service, export, and computer-related service enterprises.
TERMS:Up to 15 years for land and building acquisitions and construction / renovation projects; Up to 10 years for machinery and equipment purchases; Working capital and accounts receivable lines of credit have a term of 1 year and can be renewed.
Interest rates for the program are based on current market conditions. You may contact PIDA directly or our offices at the Westmoreland Development Council for the current interest rate.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:PIDA Guidelines
LOAN LIMITS: 50% of total project cost or $300,000; whichever is less Construction Costs will fall under Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Guidelines Max for Working Capital is $100,000
TERMS: Land and Building: Up to 15 Years Machinery and Equipment: Up to 10 Years Working Capital: Up to 3 Years Never longer than the bank term
LOW FIXED RATES: Please call for the current rate
COSTS: 1% Application Fee
REQUIREMENTS: 1:1 match (other private/public financing, owner investment,etc.) Personal guarantees of principals Assignment of life insurance on principals Create or retain one full-time job for every $50,000 borrowed
-No Prepayment Penalty
Loan Programs can be combined to meet larger financing needs up to $900,000 (based on availability of funds)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:RLF Fact Sheet
If an individual is not a resident of Westmoreland County and receives a jury summons, the individual's name must still be linked to Westmoreland County as a resident via one of the sources used by the State to develop the list of potential jurors for Westmoreland County. The individual may need to make any necessary changes or corrections with any of the above offices (voter registration, driver’s license, and tax or welfare records) to indicate that he or she is no longer a Westmoreland County resident.
A Redevelopment Authority and a Land Bank are similar in the fact the scope of both organizations are essentially the same: to stabilize neighborhoods, rehabilitate older buildings when possible, and demolish when necessary. The main differences are that the Land Bank has no eminent domain powers, but can "trump" bid at a judicial sale. Properties sold through the Land Bank also have provisions built into the policies and procedures that ensures the Land Bank’s mission.
Donations from banks or current property owners, strategic purchases in annual tax sale, judicial sale (free-and-clear sale), and/or from the repository list.
One of the first Land Bank purchases was the former Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette. This is a prime example of how a Land Bank can make a meaningful impact because no other authority would have the powers possible to present a clean and marketable title for the property, positioning it for reuse in the private sector.
Yes. Most municipalities participate in the County wide demolition program facilitated by the Redevelopment Authority. If a property is owned by the Land Bank, then the program match requirements could be waived.
We do accept donations. Many banks prefer to donate rather than pay carrying costs or try to market the property themselves. Property owners who are facing costly liens, or for personal reasons, also may choose to discuss donating their property to the Land Bank.
No. The Land Bank may rehab a home or stabilize a commercial building and contract out the work, but anyone is able to buy properties out of the Land Bank who have the means and resources necessary to make the identified improvements.
The Westmoreland County Land Bank is a governmental entity that seeks foundation money and grants for rehab projects, of which the resulting revenue helps operate the Land Bank. Member municipalities also contribute in-kind services and work with the Land Bank to ensure neighborhood stabilization. Member municipalities are: Derry Borough, City of Greensburg, Irwin Borough, City of Jeannette, City of Latrobe, City of Lower Burrell, Manor Borough, Mt. Pleasant Borough, Scottdale, South Greensburg Borough, Trafford Borough, Vandergrift Borough, West Newton Borough, Youngwood Borough, Derry Twp., Hempfield Twp., Mt. Pleasant Twp., Sewickley Twp., and Unity Twp.
In some states, Land Bank’s have been enacted for the past decade - St. Louis created the first one in 1971. In Pennsylvania, Land Banks were just formed by Act 153 of 2012. The Westmoreland County Land Bank became the first Pennsylvanian land bank to acquire a formerly vacant and blighted property, demolish it, and sell it to a new owner.
Go to www.westmorelandlandbank.com to fill out a property interest application and/ or contact our office : 724-830-3050
If a separate statute authorizes an agency to charge a set amount for a certain type of record, the agency may charge no more than that statutory amount. For example, a Recorder of Deeds may charge a copy fee of 50 cents per uncertified page and $1.50 per certified page under 42 P.S. § 21051.However, there are fees for certain records not specifically addressed by the Open Records Law. These are all listed on the Westmoreland County Open Records Fee Structure page.
Applications must be submitted on or before September 15 of each year.
USES:Tax credits must be applied against the tax liability of a KIZ company for the tax year in which the KIZ Tax Credit was issued. Unused KIZ Tax Credits may applied against the tax liability of the KIZ company for up to five years from date the KIZ Tax Credit is issued or may be reassigned/sold to another taxpayer.
FUNDING:A KIZ company may claim a tax credit equal to 50% of the increase in that KIZ Company’s gross revenues in the immediately preceding taxable year attributable to activities in the KIZ, over the KIZ Company’s gross revenues in the second preceding taxable year attributable to its activities in the KIZ. The KIZ Tax Credit is limited to $100,000 annually per KIZ company.
ELIGIBILITY:For-profit business entities 1) located within the geographic boundaries of a particular KIZ, 2) in operation less than 8 years, 3) operating within one of the KIZ targeted industry segments or sectors, 4) and meeting any other requirements as specified by the DCED may be qualified KIZ Companies and eligible to participate in the KIZ Tax Credit Program. Applications must be submitted on or before September 15 of each year. The KIZ Tax Credits will be awarded on December 15th of the year the application was submitted.
TERMS:The KIZ Tax Credit must first be applied against the KIZ company’s own tax liability under Articles III (Personal Income Tax), IV (Corporate Net Income Tax), or VI (Capital Stock – Franchise Tax) of the Pennsylvania Tax Reform Code of 1971. Tax credits not used in the tax year the contribution was made may not be carried forward or carried back and is not refundable or transferable. Unused KIZ Tax Credits may applied against the tax liability of the KIZ company for up to five years from date the KIZ Tax Credit is issued or may be reassigned/sold to another taxpayer.
HOW TO APPLY:The Single Application must be submitted online at Single Application.For assistance in completing the Single Application, call 1-800-379-7448.
CONTACT US:Ph: (724) 830-3061Fx: (724) 830-3611
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGC)
The County GIS and Planning Departments are currently in the process of improving residents access to ready-made maps for public consumption. For more information contact either of the Departments for particular requests.
There is a cash match requirement to the property owners based on the following policy: Single-family residential in communities larger than 5,000 persons requires a $3,000 match; Single-family residential in communities smaller than 5,000 persons requires a $1,000 match; Multi-family residential, multi-structure and/or commercial properties in all communities requires a 50% minimum match requirement and reuse of the property must fit within local zoning ordinance, county comprehensive plan or redevelopment efforts; Municipal-owned/court-ordered residential properties require a $500 match and revitalization criteria must be met or exceeded; and special projects will be given consideration based on revitalization criteria of reinvestment, job creation, and overall economic impact.
Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland Attn: Hallie Chatfield40 North Pennsylvania AvenueFifth Floor, Suite 520Greensburg, PA 15601
Please note an exception for November 6, 2017:This November sale (only) will be held in the:Senior Judges Courtroom, 4th FloorCourthouse2 North Main StreetGreensburg, PA 15601
WHO QUALIFIES FOR AN SBA 504 LOAN?A business must have less than 500 employees. Its net worth must not exceed $6 million and its average net income after taxes for the preceding 2 years must not exceed $2 million. The business must be a for-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship with a "sound business" purpose.
WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SBA 504 FINANCING?The proceeds from an SBA 504 loan may be used only for fixed asset financing: plant acquisition, construction, renovation, or expansion, including the acquisition of the land. Proceeds may also be used for land and site improvements (e.g. grading, streets, parking lots, utilities, or landscaping); the acquisition and installation of machinery and equipment; and the interest on interim financing. Additionally, project costs may include professional fees directly attributable and essential to the project (e.g. surveying, engineering, architectural or legal).
The minimum total project cost is $200,000.
HOW IS THE LOAN PACKAGE STRUCTURED?For an existing company, a maximum of 40% of the project cost can be obtained through SBA 504 or $1,000,000, whichever is less. In special cases the maximum can be up to $1,300,000. SBA 504 will fund 35% of a start-up company's eligible project cost or special use facility. Projects involving the purchases of an existing company by new management are considered a start-up operation by the SBA.
The loan carries a fixed rate of interest, with a term of 20 years for real estate and 10 years for equipment. It is typically secured by a second lien.
Typically, 50% of the project costs come from private financial institutions. This is a conventional bank loan secured by a first lien on the assets. The bank provides interim financing to the applicant from the date of settlement until the SBA 504 debenture is sold.
A minimum of 10% comes from equity. In the case of a start-up company or a special use building, a minimum equity contribution of 15% is required.
RATES:The SBA 504 interest rate is fixed at the time of the debenture sale for a term of either 10 or 20 years, depending upon the use of the proceeds.
JOB CREATION CRITERIA:For every $35,000 of SBA 504 funds, 1 full-time permanent job must be created or retained within 2 years.
COLLATERAL:All loans must be secured to ensure repayment. Personal guarantees from individuals with 20% or more ownership in the company is required. Other collateral generally includes: a mortgage on the land and the building being financed; liens on machinery, equipment and fixtures; and lease assignments.
INTERIM FINANCING:Interim financing will be needed for all projects. Normally the first mortgage lender provides the needed capital at project start and is repaid from the SBA debenture proceeds.
TIMING:Loan review and approval approximately 30-40 days after a complete application is submitted.
APPLICATION DEADLINES:Applicants will be accepted on or before the 1st and the 15th of each month for processing and Loan Committee review. If the 1 st or the 15 th occurs on a Saturday or Sunday, the applications will be due the preceding Friday. Incomplete applications at the time of deadline will be deferred to the next deadline and processed at that time.
Applicant's SBA 504 Loan Fees1. Processing Fee Deposit: $1,500 Due at the time of application. Fully refundable upon sale of debenture.2. Processing Fee: 1.5% of SBA loan amount Included in debenture funding.3. Fiscal Agent Reserve Account: 1/2% (0.005) of SBA Loan Included in debenture funding.4. Funding & Underwriter's Fees: Approximately 1/2% (0.005) x the loan amount. Included in debenture funding.
Note: These fees are one time fees and approximate 2.75% of the SBA 504 Loan which is 100% funded as part of the debenture.
Bank's SBA 504 Loan FeeSBA assesses a fee of one-half (1/2) of one (1) percent of the first mortgage amount which is to be paid by the bank. This fee is due at the SBA 504 closing.
Legal FeesLegal fees are based on actual time required but usually range from $3,000 - $4,000. This fee is due at closing.
Special Notes:SUBSTANTIAL PENALTIES WILL RESULT IF LOAN IS PRE-PAID PRIOR TO MATURITY.ADDITIONAL EQUITY PARTICIPATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PRINCIPALS WITH SIGNIFICANT LIQUID (NON-RETIREMENT) ASSETS.
The 7(a) Loan Program is the U.S. Small Business Association’s primary program for helping start-up and existing small businesses with financing guaranteed for a variety of general business purposes. SBA does not make loans itself, but rather guarantees loans made by participating lending institutions. In this way, taxpayer funds are only used in the event of borrower default. This reduces the risk to the lender but not to the borrower, who remains obligated for the full debt, even in the event of default.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONSBA 7A Loan Program
SBA 7A Terms and Conditions
SBA 7A Eligibility
USES:Tax credits used to offset various business tax liabilities.
FUNDING:$1,000-per-job tax credit to approved businesses that agree to create jobs within three years. Twenty-five percent of the tax credits allocated each year must go to businesses with less than 100 employees.
TERMS:Tax credits may not be utilized by a business until the jobs are actually created. Must create at least 25 new jobs or expand the existing workforce by at least 20 percent.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:JCTC Guidelines
USES:Funding can be used for a wide range of incumbent worker training – categorized as either Essential Skills Training or Advanced Technology Training.
FUNDING: Up to $450 per trainee, per year, for Essential Skills Training. Up to $850 per trainee, per year, for Advanced Technology Training.
ELIGIBILITY: Employees to be trained must be residents of and employed in Pennsylvania. Employees to be trained must earn at least 150% of current federal minimum wage, excluding benefits. Employees to be trained must be permanent, full-time employees and eligible for full-time benefits.
TERMS: Company participation is limited to two years in a row and three out of the past five years. Training must occur from July 1 to June 30 of the fiscal year of the funding award.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:WEDnetPA Guidelines