The Tioga County Commissioners have announced the grant application period is open for the Tioga County COVID-19 Relief Block Grant funds, effective August 3rd – August 17th.

The intent of the grants is to assist qualifying businesses, organizations, and municipalities with financial relief for business disruptions and expenses incurred due to COVID-19.

Funding Available Through the CARES Act and Act 24 of 2020

The CARES Act was signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020, and provides funding for a variety of programs intended to alleviate the impact of COVID-19. Section 5001 of the CARES Act establishes the Coronavirus Relief Fund which offsets the necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Act 24 of 2020 was signed by Governor Wolf on May 29, 2020. This legislation provides $625 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief funding by means of block grants for counties in the commonwealth through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

Program Timeline

  • August 3 – Grant application opens at 8 a.m.
  • August 17 – Grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m.
  • Mid September – Grant awards announced*
  • December 30 –Deadline for spending grant funds
*Exact date will be announced at a later date.

Eligible Applicants

  • Small Businesses with under 100 employees
  • Tourism Related Businesses
  • Non-Profits with 501c (3) and 501c (19) designations
  • Municipalities, Local Police Departments and
  • Fire and Ambulance Organizations
NOTE: Priority for CARES Act Funding will be given to businesses that have not received previous COVID-19 funding grants. 

For Additional Information and to Submit Applications:

Non-Profits, Fire and Ambulance:

Tioga County Partnership for Community Health


Email: Sue Sticklin at

Phone: 570-723-0520

Small Businesses, Municipalities and Police Departments:

Develop Tioga


Email: Kristin Hamilton at

Phone: 570-723-8232

The Tioga County Commissioners are partnering with the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health and Develop Tioga to help our local businesses and organizations!