21. How can the funds be used?

Funds received from Westmoreland County in response to this application for grant funding will only be used to cover costs that:

a) Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19);

b) Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends December 30, 2020 

c) Are in accordance with all applicable state, local, and federal laws.

Nonexclusive examples of eligible expenditures include:

  • Payroll (excludes payroll covered through the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program);
  • Operating costs (i.e., workers compensation insurance premium and unemployment insurance premium increases related to COVID-19);
  • Utilities, cable, internet, phone (excluding personal residence);
  • Rent/mortgage interest (excluding personal residence); (including equipment leases);
  • Sanitizing/disinfecting product and/or services;
  • Personal protective equipment and other COVID-19 related supplies;
  • Purchase of equipment to facilitate social distancing (i.e., signage, plastic barriers, outdoor dining equipment);
  • Temperature screening equipment;
  • Equipment and/or software to improve telework capabilities;
  • Employee paid leave due to COVID-19 illness or quarantine;
  • Facility cleaning; and
  • Perishable product loss as a result of business closure or partial shutdown

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1. 1. What is the purpose of Round 2 of the Westmoreland CARES Small Business Support Grant Program?
2. 2. Who is administering this program?
3. 3. What is the source of the grants?
4. 4. Is there a cap on the amount of the grant?
5. 5. I received funding under Round 1 of the Westmoreland CARES Small Business Support Grant Program. Am I eligible to receive funding under Round 2?
6. 6. What is the difference between the options available?
7. 7. When will the Round 2 grant application process open?
8. 8. How should I apply for Round 2?
9. 9. How long will this process take; when will I receive the grant funds?
10. 10. Will all applicants be awarded grant funds?
11. 11. What is considered a small business?
12. 12. Are self-employed individuals eligible to apply?
13. 13. I just started my business. Am I eligible?
14. 14. I bought or took over ownership of an existing business after December 31, 2018? Can I apply?
15. 15. I own more than one business in Westmoreland County. Can I apply for more than one grant?
16. 16. My small business has multiple locations in Westmoreland County. May I apply more than one?
17. 17. Are small businesses located outside Westmoreland County eligible to apply?
18. 18. May a franchisee submit an application?
19. 19. Are passive businesses eligible to apply?
20. 20. What are the eligibility requirements?
21. 21. How can the funds be used?
22. 22. What are some examples of ineligible expense?
23. 23. Can the grant funds be used to cover the same items covered under another grant or loan program (i.e. Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan)?
24. 24. Will I need to pay the money back?
25. 25. Does an applicant have to be in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations?
26. 26. Is an applicant eligible to apply if it has delinquent real estate taxes?
27. 27. Are awards taxable?
28. 28. Will documentation be necessary to provide at the end of the grant?
29. 29. What are the record retention requirements of the grant?
30. 30. If I am approved for a grant, what will be required to receive the funds?
31. 31. Will my information be kept confidential?
32. 32. My application is not complete, can I still submit it?
33. 33. Who should I contact with questions concerning my application, eligibility or required documents?
34. 34. What do I need to include with my application?