Bucks Back to Work & Activities
The Department of Consumer Protection encourages businesses who are reopening to follow the CDC Business Guidelines. These guidelines are designed to protect employees, customers, and the general public. Accordingly, businesses retain all rights to refuse service to those who do not follow mitigation procedures which are in line with these guidelines. Questions may be directed to Bucks County Consumer Protection office.
The Bucks County COVID-19 Economic Resource Portal is the best source for up-to-date information for businesses, employees, and consumers.
Bucks County is currently in the Green phase of Governor Wolf's plan which continues to reopen Bucks County and southeastern Pennsylvania by allowing for expanded operations of some, and the opening of other businesses. Businesses, employees, and consumers are encouraged to review our online COVID-19 Economic Resource Portal as we keep Bucks County safe and healthy.
Rethinking Your Business in the Age of COVID-19
- Rethinking Your Business in the Age of COVID-19 (PDF)
- 6-Week Virtual Program, Begins February 3rd from 6 to 9 pm
- Scholarships Available
- Rethink. Revise. Re-strategize.
COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) Grant
The Bucks County Economic Development Corporation and the County of Bucks are working in partnership with the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority (BCRDA) and the Visit Bucks County (VBC) to administer, review and communicate information regarding the state funded Covid-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). CHIRP Grant Applications will be accepted from March 15th through April 2nd. All applications must be submitted using the electronic application that will be available on the BCRDA website on March 15th. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000 and will be based on need, fund availability and on a first come, first serve basis. Future application rounds may open depending on funding availability. Please contact Deanna Giorno, with any questions.
Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program has officially reopened. While the PPP loan portal is initially accepting loan applications from participating community financial institutions, applications will soon be accepted from all eligible businesses. The deadline to apply for a PPP loan is March 31, 2021, though interested businesses should apply as soon as possible. To learn more about the program please visit the Small Business Administration's (SBA) website. We highly encourage any business that is looking for grants or loans to reach out to their regional office as well. Contact information for the SBA regional office based in King of Prussia can be found on the SBA website.
Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant
The Bucks Back to Work program is funded through the Federal CARES Act with the goal to lessen the financial stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused on Bucks Businesses. For questions regarding this program please email the Back to Work Program.
The Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Round 3 application window has closed. Recipients will be notified about their award status in early December. Visit the Economic Portal for more information on the program and updates on possible future rounds.
- Bucks Back To Work Evaluation Criteria FAQs (PDF)
- Bucks Back To Work Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet Template (XLSX)
- Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Awards Business List, June 19, 2020 (PDF)
- Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Award Business List, July 1, 2020 (PDF)
- Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Award Round 2 Recipient List, October 7, 2020 (PDF)
- Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Award Round 3 Recipient List, December 2, 2020 (PDF)
State Occupancy Requirements
The Governor has passed new occupancy requirements for businesses in Pennsylvania. Please review the State guidelines for information on indoor and outdoor occupancy limits. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Office of the Governor.
From the Health Department
Keep in mind that State Guidance may supersede some County Guidance.
Please check with your respective school district for specific guidance on COVID-19 information.
- Current Bucks County Department of Health Guidelines for Food Establishments (PDF)
- Bucks County Department of Health Requirements for Outdoor Seating at Food Facilities (PDF)
- Guidelines for Faith Based Organizations (PDF)
- Guidance for Bucks County Personal Care Businesses in the Green Phase (PDF)
- Health Department Business Door Sign Printable Version (PDF)
Bucks County Business Survey
Please take a moment to complete our Bucks County Business Survey. We are hoping that the responses from this survey aid our department in assisting our businesses with their greatest needs as we move forward.
For questions regarding the re-opening businesses, please call 800-383-0371 or visit the COVID-19 Economic Resource Portal. Upon request, the Bucks County Chambers of Commerce, Bucks SCORE, Startup Bucks, and the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers will provide additional guidance to businesses planning to reopen.