Restore Dauphin County
CARES Act Funding Program

The CARES Act was signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020.  It provides federal funding for a variety of programs, including the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which offsets necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Dauphin County received $25.1 million from this fund.

The Dauphin County Commissioners plan to allocate a portion of CARES Act Funding to providing grants to eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Dauphin County businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to review the respective grant notice and guidelines document on this page in preparation of submitting the online application.

Application and Review Procedures


County officials will evaluate applications submitted in each eligible use category and submit funding recommendations to the Dauphin County Commissioners who will make final funding awards. Applications will be evaluated on a number of criteria including the applicant’s need for funding, impact of COVID-19 on the applicant's business or nonprofit, and intended uses of funds.

All applicants must apply online. No hard copy applications will be accepted.  

Online application is open August 28th at 8 am.
Deadline to submit an application and required attachments is September 14, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. 

Links to the applications are found on the Application Information page.

Doug Brown, Deputy Director
Dauphin County Office of Community & Economic Development