Business Resource Portal
Business plays a vital role in making Cranberry Township a thriving place to live, work and play. As businesses of all sizes face unprecedented challenges, the Township is doing everything it can to help ease that burden and ensure the business community remains strong.
The Cranberry Township Business Portal is a one-stop location for programs and information that can help navigate uncharted territory.
Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania Information from Pennsylvania about COVID-19.
(Scroll down for explanation of Pennsylvania’s Phased Reopening Guidelines.)
Beginning May 1, 2020, all businesses in the construction industry, including those in new construction, renovation, and repair, as well as land subdivision and design-related field activities, are permitted to maintain in-person operations pursuant to the State guidelines.
Cranberry Township Information
- The Municipal Center is open. Guests are required to wear masks in the presence of others in the building.
- Planning and Development Services Department is operational and currently accepting electronic applications for all development types.
- Building and Zoning Codes will directly contact all applicants with open applications to determine a “contactless” procedure to distribute approved building permits.
- Cranberry Township Planning and Development Services Electronic Guidelines And Application Procedures
COVID-19 Resources Information compiled by the Butler County Growth Collaborative
Other Business Resources
- Small Business Administration
- Duquesne University Small Business Development Center
- University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center
- Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses.
- PA Small Business Development Center- Example EIDL Loan Application
- COVID-19 Small Business Resources: America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.
- Government Response to COVID-19
- U.S. Treasury What the U.S. Treasury is doing in response to COVID-19 and an explanation of the CARES Act.
- U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Established to study and survey problems of small business enterprises.
COVID-19 Relief PA Statewide Small Business Assistance This program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. This is not a first-come, first-served program. There will be multiple rounds of application windows.
List of Financing Options for Small Business The Pennsylvania Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Network is a group of 17 PA-based community development financial institutions that primarily provide financing options for small businesses.
Small Business Information Packet: A summary of available programs from the office of U.S. Representative Mike Kelly. This package contains useful information to help navigate the resources available to small business owners as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. More information at kelly.house.gov/covid-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources: Information from the SBA about the Paycheck Protection Program, COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, Express Bridge Loans and other products and resources, guidance for businesses and employers, government contracting, and local assistance.
SBA Lenders The SBA works with designated intermediary lenders across the country to provide financing to small businesses. Find an intermediary near you.
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act Summary about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs. The Guide was prepared by the office of Senator Ben Cardin, who is a ranking member on the U.S.Senate Small Business Committee.
Everything You Need to Know About SBA COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Information from the Small Business Center at Duquesne University.
Employer & Employee Information Packet: This packet from the office of U.S. Representative Mike Kelly includes information on the unemployment insurance provided by the CARES Act. It also includes information on the Recovery Rebates that are being processed by the IRS as well as additional information on Sick Leave and Family Leave that may be useful to both employers and employees. More information at kelly.house.gov/covid-19.
COVID-19 and the American Workplace: Information from the Department of Labor for employers and employees regarding wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA): On April 1st, The Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of FFCRA.