COVID-19 Response Fund

Loans in Western Pennsylvania

Patient low-interest loan capital available to small businesses under 50 employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Loans in Erie Pennsylvania

The ECGRA financed fund makes patient low-interest loan capital available to small businesses under 25 employees and nonprofits in Erie.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do we offer?

  • Flexible repayment terms with no payment required for 3 months
  • Low-interest rates at 4%
  • Loans from $5,000 up to $50,000, not to exceed 50% of three months of operating expenses

Who is eligible?

  • Small businesses under 50 employees in western Pennsylvania
  • Small businesses under 25 employees and nonprofits in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Minority-, woman-, immigrant- or veteran-owned businesses, or
  • Businesses that serve economically distressed neighborhoods in urban and rural western Pennsylvania

Where do we work?

  • Bridgeway serves 15 counties in western Pennsylvania from our three offices located in Pittsburgh, Erie, and Uniontown
  • We work in the following counties; Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Indiana, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington, and Westmoreland

Loan Modifications for Bridgeway Customers

We invite any customer who needs assistance to contact us. Your Bridgeway Loan Officer can help guide you on financing options and modifications to your loan with us.

Connect With Our Lending Team

Marc Kennedy
Managing Director of Lending

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Shawn Thomas
Entrepreneur Lending Director

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Reid Smith
Director of Uniontown Office



Cathryn Easterling
Director of Erie Office



Aaron Aldrich
Growth Loan Officer

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Michael Dunmire
Growth Loan Officer

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Eddie Vargo
Commercial Real Estate Loan Officer

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Connect With Us

Call us at 412-201-2450

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