$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:
Public Transportation Agencies
Certified Economic Development Organizations (CEDO)
Eligible Pennsylvania-based industries include:
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Ambulatory Health Care Services
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
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.