There is relief on the way for the hospitality industry in Clarion County.
Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that $145 million will be distributed across Pennsylvania through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program.
Funding will be provided in the form of block grants to each county based on population. Clarion County will receive $435,000.
Clarion County Commissioner Ted Tharan said a possible 95 establishments were identified within the county and there could be some more.
“They would have to prove a loss in the period from March 2020 to March, 2021, said Tharan.
“We are still sorting things out. It was just a week ago all of this came out,” Tharan said. “They want it done in a hurry.”
The Northwest Commission needs the applications by March 15.