Hazard Pay Grants Now Available for Front-Line Workers in Life-Sustaining Industries


$50 million in grant funding is now available to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program is now available to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in sectors that are vital to every Pennsylvanians’ existence.

Grant funds may be used for hazard pay for direct, full-time and part-time employees earning less than $20 per hour, excluding fringe benefits and overtime, for the 10-week period from August 16, 2020 through October 24, 2020.

The following applicants are eligible to apply:

  • Businesses

  • Healthcare Non-profits

  • Public Transportation Agencies

  • Certified Economic Development Organizations (CEDO)

Eligible Pennsylvania-based industries include:

  • Healthcare and Social Assistance

  • Ambulatory Health Care Services

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

  • Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation

  • Food Manufacturing

  • Food Retail Facilities

  • Security Services for eligible industries listed above and commercial industries that were not closed as a result of the Governor’s Business Closure Order

  • Janitorial Services to Buildings and Dwellings

The deadline to apply is July 31st.

To learn more and apply, click here.