3:27 PM / Monday January 24, 2022

20 Sep 2021

Commissioners approve $5 million for more Bucks Back to Work grants

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
September 20, 2021 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Bucks County Administration Building  (Photo/

The Bucks County Commissioners have approved $5 million of American Rescue Plan funds to be used to once again help small businesses hurt by the pandemic.

At the Commissioners’ public meeting on September 1 County Commissioner Bob Harvie said a total of about $27 million was given to small businesses over the course of 2020.

“This is a continuation of that,” Harvie said. “We want to try and focus on businesses that did not receive funding from the last four rounds of grants.”  The Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant program launched last year with funding from the federal CARES Act. Amid several rounds of applications, Harvie said, the county provided grants to 13,000 businesses in amounts ranging from $5,000 – $50,000. 


The county expects in the coming weeks to announce eligibility requirements and a timetable for applications. Harvie said the county is looking to adjust and broaden the new guidelines. Businesses that apply for a Bucks Back to Work grant must be physically located in the county, regardless of the owner’s residence and have less than 50 employees.

Eligibility requirements previously stated that for-profit businesses must have an annual gross revenue less than $700,000. Nonprofits and landlords are not eligible for the program. “We want to continue to do what we can to help small businesses who are still trying to get their feet underneath them after a tough 18 months,” Harvie said. 

For questions regarding the Bucks Back to Work grant program, residents can email: [email protected]

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News


Rev. Dr. Robert P. Shine Sr., senior pastor of Berachah Baptist Church, dies

January 7, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email The family of Rev. Dr. Robert P. Shine, Sr. regrets to inform you...


COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

January 21, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Shyrel Ritter, a certified nursing assistant at the Hebrew Home at...

Color Of Money

How to improve your financial health

January 21, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email FAMILY FEATURES Your financial health is just as important as your physical and...


Three reasons Casper and Yellowstone National Park belong at the top of your travel list

January 21, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Planning any travel adventures for 2022? If you love the outdoors and...


Tiffany Haddish charged with DUI in Georgia

January 21, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Tiffany Haddish (Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS PEACHTREE CITY,...

Go With The-Flo

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky braved the weather and are enjoying New York together

January 21, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Rihanna (Photo: DFree / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony Tongues are wagging...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff