With more than $27,363.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $21,796.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Pennsylvania. There are 232,755 business establishments in the state of Pennsylvania, and they break down to the following:

Pennsylvania Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 132,060 registered businesses in Pennsylvania have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 42,623 registered businesses in Pennsylvania have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 26,124 registered businesses in Pennsylvania have 10-19 employees.
  • 22,711 registered businesses in Pennsylvania have 20-99 employees.
  • 5,282 registered businesses in Pennsylvania have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 3,955 registered businesses in Pennsylvania have over 500 employees.

Pennsylvania Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 29,723 registered businesses in Pennsylvania are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 15,026 registered businesses in Pennsylvania are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 27,264 registered businesses in Pennsylvania are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 35,376 registered businesses in Pennsylvania are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 63,000 farms in the state of Pennsylvania.

Starting and managing a small business in Pennsylvania is not an easy task. Over $209,778,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Pennsylvania and more than 38,816 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Pennsylvania, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Pennsylvania, contact Pennsylvania financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Pennsylvania are browsing from the following cities: Kelayres, Avondale, Glenshaw, Oakmont, Yeagertown, Hopeland, Breinigsville, Sidman, Mapleton, Martindale

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Conservation Innovation Grants Pennsylvania State Program (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS PA CIG 22 NOFO0001147
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants Pennsylvania State Program National Funding Opportunity (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS PA CIG 21 NOFO0001053
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Pennsylvania (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R03 1887
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $23,489,383
Chesapeake Bay Program Office Fiscal Year 2020 Request for Applications for Accelerating Restoration of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed (apply)

Funding Number: EPA R3 CBP 20 03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $20,370,672
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1711
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $1,830,400
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Columbia and Sullivan Counties, Pennsylvania (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1741
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $1,903,165
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1710
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,823,651
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Allegheny County, Pennsylvania excluding the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1709
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $13,633,979
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Butler County, Pennsylvania (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1708
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,049,940
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Snyder, Union and Mifflin Counties, Pennsylvania (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1763
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $5,661,862

 

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