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COVID-19 Information

Economic Resources for Businesses in City of Cleveland/Northeast Ohio

Programs and resources to assist City of Cleveland area businesses in response to COVID-19.

We have created this page on our website to help businesses throughout the City of Cleveland respond to the challenges of COVID-19. We have compiled a list of programs and resources and will continue to populate this list with additional resources as they become available. If you have ideas, please submit them to rethinkcleveland@gmail.com

Federal

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio’s small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Combating the Coronavirus

The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.
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Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. The CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19.
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IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief

The Treasury Department and IRS are extending the due date for Federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, for payments due of up to $10 million for corporations and up to $1 million for individuals - regardless of filing status – and other unincorporated entities. Associated interest, additions to tax, and penalties for late payment will also be suspended until July 15, 2020. 

This page will be updated as new information is available. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

State

ODJFS: Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Wondering how do can you apply for unemployment insurance? The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations created this page to answer questions about Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
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ODSA: Economic Damage Assessment Survey

Filling out the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Economic Damage Assessment Survey will determine damage related to economic impacts in Ohio. After filling out the survey, federal, state or local agencies may reach out to you through the contact information provided if you indicate your interest.
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Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is announcing that insurance premium installment payments due for March, April and May for the current policy year may be deferred until June 1, 2020 at which time the matter will be reconsidered. BWC will not lapse (cancel) coverage or assess penalties for amounts not paid because of the Covid-19 pandemic.. This is for public and private employers.  Learn more

Local

Economic & Community Development Institute Loan Program

The Economic & Community Development Institute Loan Program helps fund startups and small businesses.
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Hebrew Free Loan Association

HFLA helps fund startups and small businesses by offering up to $10,000 at 0% interest. COVID-19 response loans for business owners are only to cover lost wages.These loans only go up to $1500, and are for the small business owner who does not qualify for traditional financing. Learn more

Workforce

ODJFS SharedWork Ohio

SharedWork Ohio is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity.
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Public Health Updates