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Below is information and resources to help you and your business during this challenging time.
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Resources for Economic Support here, this site is updated frequently.
The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare and respond to coronavirus in the workplace. dol.gov
TeamNEO Economic Resources for Northeast Ohio:
Programs and resources to assist Northeast Ohio’s economic development leaders, employers and the workforce in response to COVID-19. (Federal, State, Local, Utilities & Service Providers, Workforce, Additional Resources and Public Health Updates) https://teamneo.org/covid19/
Restore Your Economy
COVID-19 Resources for Economic Development Planning and Recovery https://restoreyoureconomy.org/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&blogid=333 IEDC’s Leadership in Times of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency provides useful information and resources on disaster preparedness, crisis response, business continuity and recovery strategies that your business or community can use to mitigate against the risks posed.
This voluntary layoff aversion program available through Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) allows employers to reduce work hours without laying people off. Workers with reduced hours can receive unemployment insurance benefits for time not worked. More information can be found at https://jfs.ohio.gov/ouc/sharedworkohio or by calling 866-733-0025, Option 3.
Faster Unemployment Processing
If a business has to lay people off or shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, ODJFS has provided a mass lay-off code to provide to your employees to speed the processing of their unemployment benefits: 2000180. Ohioans can apply for unemployment at unemployment.ohio.gov 24/7. Applications can also be made by phone at 877-OHIO-JOB (877-644-6562) on Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Additional FAQs are available on unemployment benefits at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm?fbclid=IwAR3BZyg4bY1TbiNSl9VMQ2JcAWIgcmwI1ymaiYmsdWosjnypsK9KM5bYSMg
SBA Small Business Loans – Disaster Recovery Loans
The State of Ohio has been declared a disaster state and now businesses and non-profits can apply for SBA Disaster Recovery loans. These loans will require repayment and can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can't be paid due to the impact of the disaster. PLEASE SEND YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION TO BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.gov if you have been impacted by this crisis. Please be mindful that the website might take a little longer to load due to the high volume of traffic on this site at this time. More information is available at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance.
To apply and learn more, visit: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login
Unopened liquor purchased in the last 30 days can be returned to the agency where it was purchased. Questions regarding this program should be directed to the Liquor Enterprise Service Center (LESC) at 1(877)812-0013 or by emailing OhioLiquorInfo@Com.Ohio.gov.
Ohio Department of Health – Business Checklist