March 20, 2020

COVID-19

Due to the global pandemic, COVID-19, this page as been created to establish communication between the public and borough officials and administration.

Ford City Public Council Meeting

Ford City Borough Council has taken action at the 12/28/20 meeting that council meetings through the end of Q1 2021 can be held via zoom or in person. Advertisements will be in the Leadertimes newspaper.

March 22nd Public Council Meeting:

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Final Agenda- 3-22-2021 Final Agenda

COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program through 1/11/21

Armstrong County COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program

The Armstrong County Board of Commissioners is deploying $250,000.00 in emergency grant funding for qualified businesses which were forced to close their operations as a result of Governor Wolf’s December 10th COVID-19 mitigation order.

Qualifying businesses are eligible for a one-time emergency grant up to $2,500.00 to assist them in recouping from the previous few weeks.

Qualifying businesses include:

  1. Locally owned Dine-in Restaurants
  2. Bars
  3. Social Clubs
  4. Fitness Centers/Gyms
  5. Churches
  6. Bowling Alleys

Business owners are required to complete and submit the application on-line, accessible through The County of Armstrong website (https://www.co.armstrong.pa.us) and provide a W-9 form via email to: gjskamai@co.armstrong.pa.us.

Businesses must have been in operation as of December 11, 2020 in order to qualify for this emergency grant.

The application period for emergency funding will begin at 8:00am on Tuesday, January 5, 2020 and will run through 4:30pm on Monday, January 11, 2020.

Emergency grants will be processed on a first-apply, first-processed basis. Grant funding will only be provided while funds are available.

Your business must be located in Armstrong County in order to receive an emergency grant.

Ford City Borough officials strive to keep public informed of actions during COVID-19

The Ford City Municipal Building  is closed to the public due to COVID-19.

The police department is working on installing an intercom system and another water drop off box has been installed inside the main hall way. All our encouraged to drop off water bills in the water boxes.

Police services remain unaffected during this time.  Please call (724) 763-9024 during normal office hours (7 AM to 4 PM) to report any emergency, and 911 after hours.

We will be posting information on the Ford City Borough FaceBook page and website, the borough building kiosk, as well as at various locations in town.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.  We are all navigating uncharted territories, taking it one day at a time.

Ford City Borough Council and Mayor

Business Assistance Grants/Loans CARES Act

 Ford City Borough wants our businesses to be aware of the federal stimulus
package (CARES Act) which includes loans for small businesses that can be used to
assist businesses through this time with rent, utilities, payroll and other expenses.

All small businesses in our community is encouraged to contact the Small Business Administration or their lender to determine if the loans might be right for their business at this
time. Furthermore, the Armstrong County Department of Economic Development is available to you for any questions. 

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses FINAL

EIDL Guidelines

CARES Guidelines

Armstrong County Moves to “GREEN” Phase June 5, 2020

The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay at home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health. While this phase will facilitate a return to a “new normal,” it will be equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.

Information released by Gov Tom Wolf, https://www.governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/

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