Luzerne County COVID-19 Grant Program

COVID-19 Grant Program Banner

The Luzerne County COVID-19 Grant Program application portal is not yet open. Once the portal opens, there will be a 2-week window to apply. While the exact dates have not yet been announced, the portal is expected to open during the first week of October.

Grants are NOT first-come-first-served.  Please take your time to review all of the information on these pages now.  It is important that you gather all of the "Stage 1" documentation required and submit a fully completed application that meets all of the requirements during the 2-week window.

To be notified when the application window opens and whenever these pages are updated, click the Notify Me button above.  Enter your e-mail address in the form and check the envelope in front of the Grant Program alert item.

Program Overview

Luzerne County has allocated 11 million dollars in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support a small business and nonprofit organization grant program to aid local businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is being administered by a partnership of Luzerne County Government, Penn’s Northeast—an organization dedicated to regional job creation and business growth, and Community First Fund--providing administrative support. 

In order to provide all eligible applicants an opportunity to participate and benefit from this program, it is not first come, first served. The application portal will open for a specific two-week period of time. The exact dates of the application window have not yet been determined but are expected to be in late September to early October. Sign up for an e-mail alert regarding the announcement of the application window dates.

Program Process

Eligible entities must submit their application online through the application portal during the application window to be considered for this program.  Applicants must upload required certifications and documentation during this "Stage 1" part of the application process.

Once applications are received, they will be processed in two stages: first to identify applicant eligibility and second to conduct background checks for applicants selected to receive grants.

All qualified businesses and nonprofits will be considered for funding once applications have been reviewed and documentation has been verified. Grant amounts will be determined based on the total number of qualified applicants.

Applicants identified as eligible for funding will be required to provide additional documentation.

Information for Small Businesses

COVID-19 Grant Information for Small Businesses

Information for Nonprofit Organizations

COVID-19 Grant Information for Nonprofits

Criteria for Eligibility and Eligible Uses of Funds

Covid-19 Grant Eligibility

Penns Northeast
Community First Fund