UPDATE: COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP)


Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all enjoying this early preview of spring weather!

While you may already be aware of this, I wanted to pass along some information on PA’s CHIRP: “COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program.”   The application for this grant opens up on Monday, March 15 and we are asking for your help in distributing this to your accommodations and food service businesses.  More information and the application can be found at:


On Friday, February 5, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law,  legislation setting aside $145 million in funds to aid hospitality industry businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the program requires counties to establish grant programs for these eligible businesses. The initiative will be known as  CHIRP:  “COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program.”