Lawrenceville COVID Small Business Resource List

Below is a list of additional small business assistance and resources. If you are currently enrolled in Lawrenceville Corporation’s membership program, all dues will be halted at this time. If you have recently received an invoice, no payment is necessary for the foreseeable future.

Artist Resources:

Loan Opportunities:

  • Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsburgh has announced a Coronavirus Financial Bridge Loan Program to provide interest-free loans on a nonsectarian basis for up to $5,000 to residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland, Washington, and Armstrong counties who are facing financial challenges caused by COVID-19.
  • Kiva Pittsburgh is offering NO INTEREST LOANS up to $10,000 for small businesses and 6 MONTHS PAYMENT FREE due to the COVID outbreak.
  • Honeycomb Credit is offering Small Business Relief Loans with 45-day payment free periods,  6-month interest-only periods and reducing posting, success, and investor fees. They’re also streamlining their due diligence to connect businesses with local investors as quickly as possible. As always, these loans are community funded via the Honeycomb crowdfunding platform.
  • Everything You Need to Know About Covid-19 Economic Disaster Loan from Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center.
  • The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) today announced that it has resources available for its small business borrowers, as well as small businesses located in the City of Pittsburgh, potentially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).“The URA recognizes the potential hardships and needs small businesses are facing and may face due to COVID-19. We want to reassure our small business borrowers that we are here to work with you. If you have a loan from the URA and need to seek relief, please contact us – we are here to help,” said Tom Link, the URA’s director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

    “For the small business community at large, please be aware of these community resources listed below that are available to you. We will keep communication lines open as to any resources we are aware of that can help you.”

    Assistance for small businesses in the City of Pittsburgh:

    1. URA small business borrowers should contact their URA loan officer via email or phone.
    2. Small businesses that are not URA borrowers can reference the U.S. Small Business Administration Guide to plan and respond to COVID-19 at this link.

PA State Assistance and Resources:

Other Resources:

  • Bartender Emergency Assistance Program information. Apply for a grant if your bar or restaurant was recently closed or donate to the fund.
  • Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center information
  • The Steel Valley Authority urges business owners affected by COVID-19 to contact them at 1-866-SVA-8832 or by email
  • Listing of resources from Allegheny Conference.
  • The United Way operates a free helpline called 2-1-1 for housing and other emergencies.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration resources and guidance for businesses.
  • Trellis Legal, a local Lawrenceville law firm, is open for phone call and Skype meetings and are happy to help businesses navigate setting up terms for online sales, advising on contract impacts of COVID19, Pittsburgh paid sick leave and other business legal needs. Trellis will also be offering a 20% discount on any flat-rate services until the end of the month for any paid sick leave, contract termination related to COVID19, or online transactional services needs (terms, return policy, privacy policy, disclaimers, etc).
  • THRIVE Counseling Center is helping to address any mental health issues and/or relationship concerns during this time by offering teletherapy sessions using either phone or video options.  If you or someone you know could use someone to talk to during this challenging time, give us a call at 724.493.7067.  We accept most insurance plans and offer a sliding scale for payment.

If you have further resource information for small business owners that is not listed here, please email

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