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The SBA has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. More
Ohio is offering three new programs to support businesses affected by COVID-19.
  1. Appalachian Growth Capital Loan Program: 10 million in loan funds for Appalachia-based companies. Businesses with less than $40 million in revenue are eligible. Loans of up to $500K will be offered at 2% interest. More information and applications are available at: appcap.org
  2. Minority Micro-enterprise Grant Program: Up to $10,000 for small minority- and women-owned businesses with 10 or fewer employees.
  3. Ohio PPE Retooling and Reshoring Grant Program; Up to $500,000 for Ohio businesses to retool or reshore PPE Production. 20% of the available $20 million is set aside for manufacturers with fewer than 25 employees.

Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren and Clinton Counties has expanded hotline services to help residents feeling isolated by COVID-19 Read more.  

If you applied for the SBA EIDL and were rejected, this article may provide some insight. 

SharedWork Ohio is a voluntary layoff program. SharedWork Ohio (SWO) is a voluntary layoff avoidance program that allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. Learn more

If you are an independent contractor or self-employed, you may be eligible for federal stimulus programs.  Read this guide from the US Chamber of Commerce

The Office of Small Business Relief (OSBR) is focused on identifying and providing direct support to the state's nearly 950,000 small businesses to help during the current public health crisis and to position them for a strong rebound. resources, Q & A, and more. 

From Franklin Area Community Services: The Pantry is open normal hours to serve you: Monday through Friday, 12 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m. 

If you need to sanitize your home or work space: Dry Patrol can completely disinfect any personal or commercial property regardless of square feet using the state of the art Steramist System by Tomi