Upper Milford Township to Give Out Small Business & Nonprofit Grants

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Starting on Monday May 16 at 8am, businesses and nonprofits who are located in Upper Milford Township have the ability to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to go towards COVID-19 related expenses such as payroll, utilities, or any other related expenses.

Upper Milford Supervisor John D Zgura, a primary driving force behind this program, shares “without question, our small businesses and non-profit organizations are the backbone of our communities.” The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors, Chairman Daniel Mohr and Vice Chairman Joyce Moore, along with Zgura approved the allocation of between $50,000 and $100,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act to distribute to local businesses and non-profit organizations.

The Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce will be assisting in the administration of this program, similar to programs run by both Northampton and Lehigh counties, amounting to millions of dollars of relief for the Lehigh Valley’s small businesses. Executive Vice President of the Affiliated Chambers states “The relief that has come from funding through the American Rescue Plan Act has provided a tremendous lifeline for the businesses in the Lehigh Valley. They are the lifeblood of our community and continue to need our support and business. We are thrilled to be working with Upper Milford Township to support the small businesses and nonprofits in this area.”

Anyone with questions can reach out to Jessica O’Donnell at (610) 573-4010 and JessicaO@LehighValleyChamber.org OR Ashley Lorah at (610) 739-1273 and AshleyL@LehighValleyChamber.org.

Interested candidates can go to the Lehigh Valley Chamber’s website – https://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/uppermilfordtownshipgrants.html

Eligibility guidelines can be found here – https://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/uppermilfordtownshipgrantsdetails.html

When: Program opens on Monday May 16, 2022 at 8am; the application portal closes and all supporting documents must be received by Friday July 15, 2022 at 5pm.

Where: If businesses need assistance scanning documents, they can visit the Chamber’s Emmaus branch at 191 Main St Suite 205 Emmaus PA 18049. Please call (610) 739-1273 before going over to ensure we can have a staff member in the office to assist you.

About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area.  We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises.  With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.
Information provided to TVL by:
Ashley Lorah
Senior Vice President of Affiliated Chambers
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce