BUSINESS AND UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Here are a few links and forms businesses and employees may find helpful the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. North Royalton businesses can contact North Royalton's Community Development Director Tom Jordan with questions about emergency funding at 440-237-5484 or by email at TJordan@northroyalton.org
See this free resource, COVID-19 Guide to Reopening Small Business, by the digital ChamberofCommerce.org.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering relief options and resources on the COVID-19 section of its website. Current funding options include the Paycheck Protection Program, COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Express Bridge Loans and SBA debt relief. The SBA is preparing to offer Shuttered Venue Operators Grants and Targeted EIDL Advance.
The National Development Council has made available an informative webinar to help businesses navigate the Paycheck Protection Program. In the video, an NDC loan officer review requirements, documents and updates related to the First and Second Draw PPP Program. At the end of the session, you will understand how to prepare for and obtain a PPP loan. To view the video, click here.
Cuyahoga County, through its Small Business Stabilization Fund, is providing working capital, via grants up to $10,000, to businesses impacted by COVID-19 for business-related expenses -- payroll, accounts payable, fixed costs, inventory, rent, utilities. The online application will be open from 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23 through 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Business owners can apply here or call 216-452-9714 for more information. North Royalton businesses that apply are urged to notify our Community Development Director Tom Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org, so the City can follow up and assist in the process as much as possible.
For those struggling to pay rent due to COVID-19, Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland have funded a program to assist, Northeast Ohio Rent Help. To apply, visit neorenthelp.org or call 833-377-RENT (7368).
Cuyahoga County has redesigned its website home page to serve as a COVID-19 resource center, aimed at helping residents, businesses and organizations navigate this pandemic together. It offers a number of resources, whether you are a business owner unsure of how to apply for a loan, a resident who just lost your job and has questions about filing for unemployment, a parent working to protect your children or are a concerned citizen interested in the latest virus updates. Visit their site here.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has provided an unemployment toolkit, which includes programming to avoid layoffs, assistance for small businesses, and forms and videos for employees to access unemployment.
In response to COVID-19, Cuyahoga County, in partnership with the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) and other partners, has launched a Small Business Resource Center available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 216-452-9714. Or visit the website here.
The State of Ohio has three different funding programs through the CARES Act to assist Ohioans impacted by COVID-19: the Small Business Relief Grant Program, the Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund and the Home Relief Grant. The application period for all three opens Nov. 2. Click here for more information on the three programs.
JobsOhio's Ohio Safe. Ohio Working page remains a comprehensive resource for the business community throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, and the latest economic impact report is now.
The State of Ohio has created an Office of Small Business Relief to coordinate efforts on behalf of Ohio's 950,000 small businesses amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The website also has information on unemployment benefits and answers for frequently asked questions on federal and state assistance. Please visit businesshelp.ohio.gov to learn more.
INGEAR has a list of companies hiring.
For those who have lost their jobs, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has a form that individuals are required to fill out available here. It is pre-loaded with information required if your job loss is specifically from the COVID-19 emergency response. Contained within the form are filing instructions. To file by phone, call 877-644-6562.
Click here to learn more about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Read more here about emergency funding options for businesses.
COMMUNITY COVID INFO
During these difficult times, the North Royalton Food Partnership is reaching out to the community to assist in its efforts to serve those in need. Anyone who would like to give, by donating food or monetary donations, can contact the food bank directly at 440-237-7958, ext. 200. Checks can be mailed to Royal Redeemer Food Pantry, Attention Terri Close, 11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton, OH 44133. The food bank is located at the church via the entrance off Abbey Road, which is open to church traffic. Non-perishable items typically sought include: spaghetti noodles and sauce, canned fruit, dry cereal, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, tuna, Hamburger and Tuna Helper, canned chicken, beef stew, chunky soups, saltine crackers, Jell-O and pudding, instant mashed potatoes and complete pancake mix, as well as hygiene products and dish soap.
Here are a few links for up-to-date, factual information regarding the virus: