Ohio Home Relief Grant Opportunity (OHRG) offers rent, mortgage and water and sewer assistance. The State of Ohio has designated a portion of the CARES funding to help low-income Ohioans who have fallen behind on their rent, mortgage, and water bills. This program will help families and individuals in Fairfield County, Ohio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. More Information on OHRG.

Apply now - applications will be accepted starting on November 2, 2020. Funding is limited and will only be available until it runs out or until 12/30/2020. Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency (LFCAA) is administering the OHRG in Fairfield County.

Proposed $429.5M of CARES Act Funding
to Benefit Small Businesses, Bars, and Restaurants
The State of Ohio has released Cares Act funds in the form of two new grant opportunities, Small Businesses Relief Grant and Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund. These grant opportunities are open to eligible businesses - applications will be accepted online starting Monday, November 2nd and will be first come first serve. For more information or to access the online application visit: https://businesshelp.ohio.gov/

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Fairfield County
Operating Your Business During COVID-19
Webinar & Conference Call
Friday, May 8, 2020
Webinar Presentation
Webinar Resources
PPP Loan Forgiveness

Fairfield County
New Normal: Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19
Webinar & Conference Call
Friday, May 1, 2020
Webinar Presentation
7 Strategies for Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19
Fairfield County PPE Sources
MEP Preparedness Checklist

Fairfield33.com Providing Information for Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Along with the health risks, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption to businesses and residents across the country and in Fairfield County. In an effort to help local businesses, the Fairfield 33 Development Alliance is providing updates on resources available to businesses as well as residents.

Local restaurants have been ordered to close their dining rooms, but there are more than 180 restaurants in Fairfield County that remain open and offer carryout service. Fairfield33.com has posted a list of restaurants across the county that offer carryout or delivery service. The 33 Alliance has also started an advertising campaign that promotes: “Carryout is Open. Eat Local.”

“The service sector has the largest employment base in the county,” said Fairfield County Economic and Workforce Development Director Rick Szabrak. “There are a lot of employees and businesses that will face hardships during this time. The more we can support them by ordering delivery or carryout, the better. If you are choosing to isolate, there are ways to show support through purchasing gift cards or merchandise.” 

There will also be updates on local retailers, grocers, and pharmacies that remain open and any adjustments to their hours. The site also will serve as a resource for businesses needing loans or other support through local, state or federal programs. The Small Business Administration is offering low interest loans and Fairfield County’s Revolving Loan Fund offers fixed-rate loans to local businesses for business expansion or retention of employees.

The Fairfield 33 Development Alliance is collaborating with the Lancaster-Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce, Destination Downtown Lancaster, Visit Fairfield County and local economic development departments to bring the latest resources and information to the public.

Many companies and organizations are offering relief to individuals impacted by the pandemic. Utility companies are withholding shutoff of services and Spectrum cable is offering free broadband to residents without current service. Fairfield33.com will provide updates on other support services such as unemployment insurance as they become available.


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