Small Business Grant Program
The County recently received a block grant from the state in the form of a $3.5 million CARES payment, which is to be used for COVID-related programs. One of the focuses of the grant is small business grants. All money must be distributed by December 31, 2020. To accommodate this grant, the Commissioners have created the Warren-SBG (Small Business Grant) program.
The Warren-SBG is for businesses with less than 100 employees, tourism-related businesses with less than 500 employees, and Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) nonprofits with less than 500 employees. Nonprofits MUST be Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19). This is based on State and Federal regulations, not on the County’s design of the program. All organizations must be able to demonstrate some type of COVID-related loss or expense in order to receive a grant.
To learn more about the program, click the button below or go directly to https://warrensbg.com and see an overview of the entire program. The grant application form is live on the Warren-SBG website, so please apply. The first round grant window will close on August 28th.
Warren County Emergency Management Department and the Warren County Planning & Zoning Department are currently underway with updating the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. As a Local Planning Team, a diverse group of individuals have ranked the selected hazards that are included in the plan update. By using the risk factor assessment tool provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Local Planning Team discussed each of these hazards and assigned a risk factor score. Hazards identified as high risk have risk factors greater than 2.5. Risk factors ranging from 2.0-2.4 were deemed moderate risk hazards. Hazards with risk factors 1.9 and less are considered low risk. The Local Planning Team then sent the results to each municipality in Warren County to obtain local input and knowledge. If there are any comments or questions on the risk factor assessment please contact Corbin Snyder, consultant at MCM Consulting Group, Inc. at email@example.com
An Unofficial vote count will be available after 9:00 pm at WarrenVotes.com in the form of a downloadable PDF. Those numbers will not include write-in votes, and votes that will be reviewed during adjudication on Friday, June 5th at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Conference Room at the Courthouse (which is a public meeting of the Elections Board). That adjudication will include all broken/unscannable mail-in ballots for the public’s review.
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Warren County, Pennsylvania Emergency Disaster Declaration
Tuesday, March 17 | Warren, Pa.— The Commissioners of Warren County have declared a state of disaster emergency, invoking section 7501 of the emergency management services code as a part of our overall efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. The United States of America and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and over a dozen Pennsylvania counties, have already declared an emergency disaster in an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. This declaration has been delayed in Warren County, as there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Warren County.
Nevertheless, the Commissioners want the constituents of Warren County to know that we are taking the threat of coronavirus seriously and have taken and are taking appropriate precautions. We are not aware of Warren County ever invoking a full state of emergency, but in this case it is appropriate. It is a cautious and deliberate move that the Emergency Management Agency advises us to do. We believe if we act now, it gives us more time, tools and personnel to reduce the impact of the virus and promote the health, safety and welfare of all residents of Warren County, which is a central purpose of our local government.
A state of emergency is not a state of panic. We are prepared. The County has developed plans, updated those plans, and we train for situations just like this. This declaration is largely being done for administrative reasons, to vest more authority in our Director of Public Safety to draw down state and federal resources and staff the Emergency Operations Center. It also allows us to acquire equipment and personnel quickly, without going through bidding processes, as it relates to COVID-19. This is a measured, proactive response, guided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control. We are coordinating with these agencies to engage the public.
The Director of Public Safety will be opening the Warren County Emergency Operations Center, which will be the single, county-wide resources to coordinate our response, having representatives from law enforcement, transportation, emergency medical services, the hospital, business & industry, and many more. Finally, the EOC will have a Public Information Officer as the single-point-of-contact for the incident.
Please monitor Warren County’s website for up-to-date information. Questions and concerns can be directed to the COVID-19 hotline at 814-563-3598. For more information about COVID-19 and how to personally combat the virus, please visit the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health websites.
We, the Commissioners of Warren County, want to take a moment to thank those on the front lines of this pandemic, and further ask that you lift up your local government leaders, emergency responders, medical staff and elderly in prayer.
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