Published on : Tuesday, June 8, 2021
A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers have collaborated with the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association to bring in legislation that would create a grant program for hospitality and tourism businesses that are finding it hard to pull through COVID-19 shutdown orders.
House Bill 1487 is sponsored by Reps. Todd Polinchock, KC Tomlinson, Meghan Schroeder, Wendi Thomas, Shelby Labs, Frank Farry and Craig Staats, all Republicans from Bucks County.
The legislation would obtain money from the $7 billion in federal funding to bring the total funding for the County Block Grant – Hospitality Industry Recovery Program to $500 million. The grant program would be used for COVID-19 relief for restaurants and lodging and would provide for entities those were denied grants earlier.