– Rep. Todd Polinchock (R-Bucks) today introduced legislation to provide a new grant program to relieve Pennsylvania’s hospitality industry of the burdens precipitated by the governor’s latest restrictions.
“The damaging and crippling effects from unfair restrictions on those in the hospitality industry is alarming,” Polinchock said. “This industry is one of our largest in Pennsylvania and has assumed an unfair amount of financial burden as we work to mitigate the COVID-19 virus. We need to do everything we can to protect these small businesses, from restaurants, taverns and breweries to our caterers and hotels and all the employees who work in it.”
The legislation would create a grant program for businesses impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting shutdown orders. This program would dedicate $500 million in forthcoming federal assistance for COVID relief to grants that could be used to bring this once vibrant industry back to life when this crisis passes.
“I am committed to each and every one of you who as expressed your concerns, especially those in the hospitality industry. This legislation is aimed to support, revive and rebuild one of our most vibrant industries prior to this pandemic.”