Response to COVID-19 - Quick Links
Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund (CLOSED - Re-opening May 23, 2022)
Grants offered for small businesses specifically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More info: SmallBusinessRecoveryGrant.com.
Franklin County Loan Program
The Franklin County Loan Fund was established to help entrepreneurs create jobs and spur growth in the region. We're offering small business loans at only 1% interest on the first $10,000 - and competitive rates up to $500,000. To be eligible, the address of business or applying business owner must be in Franklin County, outside of Columbus city limits. If this highly affordable loan funding would help your business expand, learn more and inquire today: ecdi.org/franklin-county.
Rental Assistance Lookup Tool
Rental assistance is available! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) created a rental assistance lookup tool for renters and landlords. Visit the the Rental Assistance Lookup Tool.
FHA-Insured Mortgage Relief
If you are struggling to make your mortgage payment on your FHA-insured mortgage because of COVID-19, help is available. Visit resources for homeowners or HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.
IMPACT Community Action for Rent and Utility Assistance and Eviction Prevention Resolution
Do you or someone you know need rental assistance? Visit the IMPACT Community Action website, IMPACT Hope Fund application website or contact IMPACT by phone (614) 964-2906 or email [email protected].
Community Shelter Board Emergency Shelter Assistance
Do you or someone you know need help finding emergency shelter? Call the Community Shelter Board hotline at (614) 274-7000.
Here is a comprehensive guide on resources being provided by local, state, and federal government as well as utility companies and other private sector entities.
The Small Business Administration is providing disaster assistance for relief of hardship caused by the coronavirus.
In response to the ongoing health crisis, building and zoning process and procedures have been revised to protect the public. Please note that permit applications can be submitted online at our Online Permit Center.