(Updated 4/26/21) This page will be updated with new and relevant resources as they become available. If you have information that you would like to share with the Troy and Miami County business community regarding Coronavirus - 19 (COVID-19) please email us.
Resources from the US Chamber regarding Vaccinations - General guidance, State-specific information, Developing a Vaccine Strategy, Vaccine Finder, Communicating about Vaccines, Safety & Efficacy Information, Worksite clinic resources
Restaurant Revitalization Fund from the SBA - The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. (added 4.23.21)
Guide to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program (added 4.27.21)
Shuttered Venue Grant - portal reopens at 2pm on April 26, 2021 (added 4.26.21)
2021 EMPLOYMENT LAW Updates Courtesy of Dungan & LeFevre (added 2.10.20)
Guide PPP Loan Forgiveness from the US Chamber (added 5.20.20)
PPP Loan Forgiveness application from the SBA (added 5.19.20)
Small Business Loans Guide and Checklist from the US Chamber (updated 4.2.20)
Includes a checklist and a guide to help small businesses determine their eligibility.
Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans (added 4.2.20)
Guide from the US Chamber of Commerce
Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (added 4.2.20)
Guide from the US Chamber of Commerce
CARES Act passes House of Representatives (added 3.27.20)
Summary of CARES Act
Coronavirus Resources from the US Department of Labor (added 3.30.20)
Workplace Safety, Wage & Hour, Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities and more.
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
From the CDC - Plan, Prepare and Respond to the Coronavirus
Small Business Administration Resources
- Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet from US Treasury Department (Overview) (added 4.1.20)
- Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet from US Treasury Department (for Borrowers) (added 4.1.20)
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application (updated 4.3.20)
- Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet from US Treasury (for Lenders) (added 4.1.20)
- US Treasury Department and the PPP Loan
- Link to SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information and application - The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan is available for small businesses to assist with fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills due to the impact of the disaster.
Office of Disaster Assistance
- List of Local Lenders participating in the PPP programThe SBA will continue to support small businesses through this difficult time, and are urged to visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus and follow @SBA_Columbus on Twitter or sign up for their newsletter for more updates.
Replay of National Small Business Town Hall - Inc. Magazine hosts a National Small Business Town Hall every Friday at noon. (added 4.6.20)
Replay of April 10th Call with US Representative Warren Davidson (added 4/13/20)
COVID-19 Customizable Flyer from the US Chamber
Coronavirus Small Business Guide from the US Chamber
Federal Tax Relief - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the deadline for filing 2019 federal tax returns will be postponed 3 months to July 15, 2020. The due date for estimated federal tax for 2020 has also been postponed from April 15, 2020 until July 15, 2020 as described in section III of the IRS publication. Read more.
Governor Dewine Announces Grants for Small Businesses
The Small Business Relief Grant is designed to provide relief to Ohio businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19.
Governor Mike DeWine has designated up to $125 million of funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal CARES Act to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses to help them through the current crisis. The program, which will begin accepting applications November 2, 2020, will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders. Governor Mike DeWine has designated $38.7 million of funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal CARES Act to provide $2,500 assistance payments to on-premise liquor permit holders to help them through the financial difficulties experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. These permit holders have not been able to fully use their liquor permit and it’s had an impact on their business. The program, which will begin accepting applications November 2, 2020, will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.
Troy Foundation Announces Grant Program for Non-Profits
The Troy Foundation is offering an opportunity to offset some of the lost revenue realized by our grantee partners as a result of COVID-19.
For more information - thetroyfoundation.org
Miami County Commissioners announce Miami County Cares Grant program for Small Businesses & Non-Profits (added 9/4/2020)
Resources for Economic Support from the State of Ohio
Unemployment FAQ's for Employers and Employees - Department of Job and Family Services
Ohio Department of Health - 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
- The Health Department is fielding calls regarding the health crisis including clarification of essential businesses/staff.
- Telephone - 937-573-3500
- Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced that insurance premium installments due for March, April and May for the current policy year may be deferred until June 1, 2020. Read a list of FAQs from the Ohio BWC. (Updated 3/26/2020)
- The Ohio BWC has made temporary policy changes regarding the use of telemedicine services for injured workers and medical documentation. We’ve also gathered general guidance for workers’ comp for Work from Home employees. Read more. (Courtesy CareWorks Comp, added 3/24/2020)
Miami Valley Small Business Development Center
The SBDC is working virtually. You can contact them for counseling and they are providing webinars for small businesses. We suggest following their Facebook page for details.