The City of Whitehall Economic Development team is here to help our businesses community as we manage the economic implications of COVID-19. To help point you to resources, we’ve compiled links to State and local organizations with assistance programs available to businesses below. Should you have questions or need help navigating these programs, please contact Economic Development Manager Jenna Goehring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Columbus has a developed a webpage designed to help the economic development leaders, employers and the workforce in the Columbus Region respond to the challenges of COVID-19. Check here for a list of programs and resources.
JobsOhio is committed to supporting the well-being of Ohio businesses, especially now as they navigate the changing landscape created COVID-19. Check their website for federal, state and workforce resources.
The Franklin County Commissioners have approved two new initiatives aimed at delivering assistance to small businesses and their employees who are suffering under the current public health restrictions. The first includes $500,000 in additional funding for ECDI, the Economic and Community Development Institute, which will be able to leverage that money in order to provide $2 million in market-rate small business loans that can be used for things like payroll, inventory, or other working capital.
The Ohio Department of Health has compiled a list of economic resources for individuals and families. Their webpage lists links to local, state, and federal resources and information on unemployment assistance, health insurance relief, school meals, and more.
In addition to traditional Small Business Administration (SBA) funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak, including:
- Paycheck Protection Program
- EIDL Loan Advance
- SBA Express Bridge Loans
- SBA Debt Relief
Learn more about each program, and request a free business counselor through the SBA.