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COVID-19 Updates and Resources


for Businesses and Nonprofits

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

Ohio TechCred - helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy.

Ohio Development Services Agency Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

Economic & Community Development Institute small business loans

Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19 - Repurposing & Retooling to Make PPE

JobsOhio- New website to match essential businesses with those able and willing to work as essential employees

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Governor DeWine's Foreclosure Prevention executive order

Frequently asked questions about participation of faith-based organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)

Columbus-Franklin County COVID-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund Round 2 - The Fund offers grants and low-interest loans for underserved small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor's Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives TANF Grants - Open to all nonprofits that serve TANF families.  Priority consideration will be given to projects that address COVID-19 related needs in the community.

Pandemic Support Payments: Child Care Centers and Day Camps

New Temporary Pandemic License to Allow Providers to Care for School-Age Children During School Day

CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Management

Small Business Relief Grants - Application opens November 2, 2020

Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund - Application opens November 2, 2020

Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services Nonprofit Reimbursing Relief Grants

Deadline:  November 27, 2020

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is providing up to $25 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants to nonprofit agencies that serve low-income Ohioans and have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

House of worship - Houses of worship are not excluded if they are 501 (c)(3) organizations that are reimbursing employers for state unemployment purposes.  Eligibility would be based on the specific services provided.

Community centers that provide a range of programs - including senior services & preschool - In these circumstances, assuming that no State CARES act funds were received for these services, the agency may be eligible depending on the description of specific services that are provided.

College campus student service groups - If the student group is a 501 (c)(3) and a reimbursing employer for state unemployment purposes, They may be eligible based upon the specific services provided.

Nonprofit nursing homes or assisted living - While not specifically excluded, many skilled nursing or similar facilities have received direct assistance from CARES Act through other state agencies, such as Medicaid and Aging.  Those would be excluded on that basis.