Crisis Resources for PACT Members

To Our PACT Members,

We know these are difficult times for all. We thank you for your support.

What do you need in this time of crisis?

Our team is currently testing a variety of technologies and planning how to deliver content and create robust virtual connectivity.  Please stay tuned for our online Spring Lineup.

PACT wants to help you get through this crisis with the aid you need. We are plugged into federal, state and local resources that are working to make dollars available to businesses. Take a look below at the complied list of quick links for easy access.

The PACT Team is here for you. Let us know how we can help.

Essential Resources & Needs

Overall Resources
The Chamber’s crisis support page offers many useful links for ease of reference.

Federal
Programs are available at the Federal level:

Philadelphia
The City of Philadelphia and PIDC launched a $9M Small Business Relief Fund for businesses with less than $5M in revenue.

Pennsylvania
Department of Community and Economic Development – the source for all PA programs and assistance including PIDA Loans.

Delaware
Delaware Division of Small Business – the source for all DE programs and assistance.

New Jersey
New Jersey Economic Development Authority – the source for all NJ programs and assistance.

Non-profits
PHL COVID-19 Fund aids non-profits that are on the frontline of the pandemic, providing urgent resources throughout the Philadelphia region. You can donate to support or seek support if your non-profit qualifies.

Healthcare Supplies
There are critical supply needs in our region and beyond to protect healthcare workers and patients. Life Sciences PA compiled a list of needs that you can access.

How Can PACT Help the Community?

The PACT Community’s Health and Safety stand as our top priority. We will continue to monitor and respond to news regarding the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of this uncertainty, PACT is dedicated to supporting our members and serving their needs of customers, capital, connections, and talent.

We recognize the heightened concern and are taking measures to protect our members, event attendees, and team while still providing support to our community and opportunities to connect and collaborate.

How are current events affecting you, and how can we help?

  • Email us with any request and we will respond quickly.
  • In addition, regional economic development agencies including PACT created a survey for businesses impacted by COVID-19. As this survey is directed to a broad array of businesses, please describe your company using the “other” section when registering company type.

How is PACT working to continue to connect our community?

  • PACT has begun to reschedule, postpone, and change formats for all events through the next three months. The Enterprise Awards, Phorum Conference and PACT Foundation Breakfast will be held as in-person events at a time when they are safe to conduct for all. Current event attendees will receive a communication from our team to confirm postponements or cancellations, as well as updates when new dates are confirmed. Please visit our events calendar to stay informed about our evolving schedule.
  • Our team is currently testing a variety of technologies and planning how to deliver content and create robust virtual connectivity for our community.
  • Our Mentor Connect program has moved fully to virtual sessions and is available to our mentees to discuss any issues and in particular, Coronavirus-related business impact.
  • Members are invited to take advantage of PACT’s marketing initiatives for added visibility and attracting customers.

Overall, we understand that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on businesses and our economy. PACT is here to support you and to help move our community forward in the days we face ahead.

All Our Best,
The PACT Team

Jennifer Cohen
Cheryl Jarvis Johnson
Dean Miller
Amanda Nardi Di Filippo
Danielle Pinto
Dianne Strunk
Kim Tuski