PPP PORTAL INFORMATION
January 11: SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw Loans the week of January 11, 2021.
SBA is currently accepting First Draw PPP loan applications from participating community financial institutions (CFIs) and lenders with under $1 billion in assets, which includes approximately 5,000 institutions, including community banks, credit unions, and farm credit institutions. Lender Match can help you find a participating lender. View PDF What are CDFIs & MDIs?
On Monday, January 19th, the portal opens for ALL first time applicants AND second-draw applicants. View PPP FAQs
First Time Applicant Overview First Time Application Form
Second Draw Overview Second Draw Application Form
DEWINE ISSUES NEW MASK MANDATE
November 11: Governor Mike DeWine announced a new mask order with the following additions:
BWC APPROVES $5 BILLION DIVIDEND
November 2: The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) approved Governor Mike DeWine’s request to send $5 billion in dividends to Ohio employers to ease COVID-19’s continued impact on the state’s business community & workforce.
BWC will apply the dividend to an employer’s unpaid balances first, then send a check for the remainder in mid-December. The agency issued a $1.54 billion dividend in late April and $1.34 billion in October. View FAQs
OHIO CARES ACT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS
October 23: Governor Mike DeWine announced the allocation of $429.5 million in CARES Act funds across the State of Ohio and was approved by the General Assembly and the Controlling Board on Monday, October 26th:
COVID-19 GUIDELINES & LEGISLATION
EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT
TechCred program helps Ohioans learn new skills & helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online!
These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.
TechCred Program Guidelines
SharedWork Ohio is an alternative to layoffs for employers, allowing workers to remain employed and employers to retain their staff during times of reduced business activity. Under a SharedWork Ohio plan, employers reduce hours to avert a layoff. The participating employee works the reduced hours, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours. Interested employers should provide the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with a list of participating employees and specify their normal weekly hours of work, not to exceed 40 hours and not including overtime. Part-time employees may be eligible, but all employees in an affected unit must have their hours reduced by the same reduction percentage.
SharedWork Ohio Frequently Asked Questions