>> Back to updates

>> As the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) work with policymakers, we want to be prepared with your feedback to ensure our advocacy efforts are aligned with our members’ needs. More information.

>> The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, veterans’ organizations, and tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Resources for Businesses:


Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Economic impact payments

State of Ohio: COVID-19 Resources for Businesses available at coronavirus.ohio.gov/businesshelp 

Ohio Department of Health (ODH): Guidance for Screening Employees for COVID-19 

Federal Reserve Board: Federal Reserve announces extensive new measures to support the economy

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

U.S. Department of Labor: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Information and Resources

Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP): Emergency Funding Options for Businesses

Cuyahoga County: Business Damage Assessment Survey

Gallup at Work: COVID-19 Strategies and Policies of the World's Largest Companies

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): NEW SBA Disaster Loan Application*

*The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has provided additional guidance regarding the $10,000 forgivable loan advance in accordance with the CARES Act. To be eligible for the $10,000 forgivable loan advance, businesses need to complete the new application that launched March 30 even if they have already competed one of the prior versions of the application or if the business has already been declined for a loan.  

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Recording of March 27 Web Event
**A special thanks to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) and Small Business Roundtable, among others, for this opportunity.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):Local Assistance Directory

Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP): Unemployment Toolkit for Employers
Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP): Open Jobs for Displaced Workers in Northeast Ohio
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (OhioJFS): Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits Questions and Answers

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Coronavirus Resources


Taft: Multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Toolkit


Dix & Eaton: COVID-19 Communications Resource Center 




Health &


Local News
& Information


GCP Advocacy