COVID-19 Relief Funds

The application window is open for Northumberland County businesses, organizations, and municipalities to apply to receive part of an $8.2 million grant the county received to assist them with COVID-19 expenses.

The deadline to apply to the county is Aug. 24. The funds do not have to be repaid.

The COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant (CRBG) funds must be for the prevention, preparedness, and response to the COVID-19 crisis. Funds must be used to assist municipalities, small business grants, and nonprofits to pay for any COVID-related cost they have incurred. The grant is from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act), through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) is assisting the county by providing professional expertise and grant administrative services, as well as activity development and management to ensure accuracy and adherence with federal and state regulations.

To submit information by Aug. 24, visit and complete the CARES Act Needs Assessment form. Send the completed form to Justin Skavery, county planning coordinator, at or 399 Stadium Drive, Sunbury, PA 17801.

For more information, contact Skavery at the above email address or 570-988-4220 or Geralee Zeigler of SEDA-COG at or 570-524-4491 ext. 7218.