Fund for Adams Investment and Recovery (FAIR)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion economic relief package aims to protect the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The CARES Act provides economic assistance for local governments and American workers, families, and small businesses.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
On June 11th, 2020 DCED released guidance for the Pennsylvania COVID-19 County Relief program. Adams County submitted an application for $9,302,625 in pre-allocated funds on Monday June 15, 2020. On June 24, 2020, the Adams County Commissioners approved a contract with DCED for the full amount. This funding is strictly for support of COVID-19 related activities to offset the cost of direct county COVID-19 response; assist businesses and municipalities; provide behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services; and fund nonprofit assistance programs.

The Fund for Adams Investment and Recovery (FAIR), a COVID-19 financial assistance program, is opening a third and final round. This application round begins at 8:00am, Friday, November 6, 2020 and will continue through Friday, November 13, 2020.  

FAIR Application Dashboard
Open the FAIR Dashboard to view the number of applicants and funds that have been awarded to date.


Applicants eligible to apply to FAIR include; small businesses with less than 100 full-time employees, tourism-related businesses regardless of the number of employees, behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment providers and non-profit organizations as defined by Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Municipal governments are also eligible to apply for these funds but will be assisted through a separate application process.

  • The small business or tourism-related business shall be physically located in Adams County.

  • If the main office of a service provider is located in another county, only those costs associated with the services provided exclusively in Adams County are eligible. Documentation will be required as part of the application process for verification purposes.

  • Applicants must not have received public funding for the same expenditures listed in this application. Please note that priority will be given to those entities that have not received any other public funding for other COVID-19 related costs.

  • A registered DUNS number must be provided and will be required in order to successfully submit an application. DUNS numbers are unique for each physical location you are registering. If you do not have one, request a DUNS number for free to do business with the U.S. Federal government by visiting Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) at It takes no more than 1-2 business days to obtain a DUNS number.
Please ensure that you have all your documentation together and scanned to your computer before you begin the application as you will be required to upload this information as part of the process.

*The acceptance of funds from the FAIR Program may have tax implications. You are strongly encouraged to contact your accountant or financial advisor prior to receipt of funds to seek guidance. The County cannot provide advice on how the recipient should account for grant funds.​

Potential applicants should review the resource material on this page and review the following eligible activities lists before beginning the application process.

Please note that a separate application process will be provided for municipal government entities to apply. Applicants for this process should review the following list before filing their application.

Once the FAIR Program application round opens, questions should be directed to Sherri Clayton-Williams or Harlan Lawson at the Adams County Office of Planning and Development via email or calling 717-337-9824.
Please Direct Questions to:

Adams County Office of Planning and Development

PH: (717) 337-9824​

Sherri Clayton-Williams, Director
Harlan Lawson, Comprehensive Planner