CARES Small Business Grant – Greenwich, Huron County Ohio

CARES Small Business Grant – Greenwich, Huron County Ohio

GREENWICH SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM

 

Greenwich has created The Greenwich Small Business Grant Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses that have sustained economic hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Eligible entities can receive grants in the amount of $2,500; $5,000; or $10,000.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Must be a for-profit or not-for-profit business entity located in Greenwich and in operation prior to February 15, 2020. Sole Proprietorships are eligible to apply for grant funds.
  • Business must have been impacted by the State-mandated closures that began March 15, 2020 due to COVID-19. Impacts must include decline in gross revenue/receipts of 30% or more since March 15, 2020 as a result of COVID.
  • Annual gross receipts of the business must be less than $2,000,000.
  • Business’ full-time equivalent employment level as of March 15, 2020 and September 18th will be taken into consideration in scoring the grant application.
  • A business that has received federal assistance due to COVID including but not limited to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), can apply for a grant through the GREENWICH Small Business Grant Program; HOWEVER, requested funds CANNOT be used for the same expenses that the business previously received federal funding assistance.  If business is applying for a local community COVID grant, they may still apply for the county grant; however, requested funds CANNOT be used for the same expenses that the business received local grant funds to cover.
  • Businesses must be in good standing with all federal, state, county, and local taxes and fees.

 

ELIGIBLE ASSISTANCE

If the applicant has experienced expenses DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, the following may be eligible for grant assistance:

 

  • Lease or Mortgage Assistance: If the applicant applies for lease or mortgage assistance, documentation of a lease or commercial mortgage with the monthly amount due must be provided by the applicant.
  • Operational Expenses Assistance: Examples of operational expenses related to COVID-19 include, but are not limited to: advertising and marketing, supplies, maintenance and repairs, payroll, and utilities.  Documentation of expenses is required.
  • Unforeseen Expenses: Examples of unforeseen expenses related to COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:  the cost of conversion of products or services to meet the ODH health and safety requirements, development of new solutions to problems presented during the COVID-19 crisis, and the purchase of safety supplies such as masks, hand sanitizer, safety barriers, signage, and items to enforce physical distancing.  Documentation of expenses is required.

 

INELIGIBLE SMALL BUSINESSES

A business is not eligible to apply for grant funds from the GREENWICH SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM if it primarily operates as one of the following:

 

Bank, savings & loan or credit union

E-commerce only company

Primary alcohol sales (carry outs/convenience stores)

Vaping store

Tobacco store

Cannabis dispensary

Tattoo Parlor

Sexually oriented business

Places of Worship

Franchised business not locally owned and independently operated

 

 

 

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

  • Cost of vehicle or equipment leased or purchased after March 23, 2020, except if the purchase of equipment is to comply with Responsible RestartOhio.
  • Personal, non-business expenses of the business or its owner(s).
  • Construction costs.
  • Any tax, license, or fee obligations payable to any governmental entity.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS & NOTIFICATION OF AWARD

Applicants are required to complete the on-line application and provide supporting documentation.  The grant application is available CLICK HERE – Grant applications will be accepted starting August 24, 2020 and must be submitted by 4:00 PM September 18, 2020.  All applications will be reviewed by the Grant Committee.  Grants will be awarded until the grant funding is exhausted.  Please have all supporting documents, including financial statements which show the revenue loss due to COVID, utility bills, mortgage statements, etc., available to upload as part of the application.  Prior to the final approval of a grant application, additional information or documentation may be requested.  If unable to complete the on-line application, applications can be emailed to meyer.j@villageofgreenwich.com or dropped off at the Greenwich Municipal Office, 45 Main St, Greenwich, Ohio  44837 during regular business hours (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM).  Due to the short application period, we do not recommend mailing the application and encourage online and email submissions.

 

All applicants will be notified of the status of their grant request.  If approved, the grant recipient will receive an agreement that needs to be executed within seven (7) calendar days.  Grant funds will be sent by check from the Greenwich Fiscal Office.

 

GRANT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Grant recipients are required to submit a final closeout report documenting the use of grant funds received.  Documents must include an itemized list of expenditures along with proof of payment of eligible expenses.

 

Failure to submit a closeout report and provide documentation that grant funds were applied to eligible expenses will result in the recipient being required to repay the grant funds received.

 

Grant Review Criteria

A Grant Review Committee will review each application and determine recipients of the grant funds.  To be awarded funding, applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Determined to have filed a complete application including required documentation. (5 points)
  • Determined to be a qualifying business and meets the established guidelines and rules. (5 points)
  • Substantiated the most critical need for grant assistance based on loss of revenue and/or loss of employees. (Up to 10 points)
    • 10 points – 25 or fewer employees
    • 5 points – 26-50 employees
    • 3 points – 51-100 employees
  • Determined that the awarded grant will have a direct impact on sustaining the company. (10 points)
  • Demonstrated economic and community benefits the business creates for Greenwich. (5 points)
  • Amount of other financial assistance received by applicant from other COVID-19 financial assistance programs. (5 points)
  • Any other criteria as determined by the committee.

 

Questions regarding the Greenwich COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program can be directed to the Greenwich Small Business grant committee at 419-752-2441 or via email at meyer.j@villageofgreenwich.com.

 

 

 

August 19, 2020

 

APPLICATION: CLICK HERE

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When do you have to Stop for a School Bus in Ohio?

South Central Local Schools – Greenwich and North Fairfield Ohio resume session on Monday, August 31,2020:

(PSA by Child Safety Network & School Bus Safety Company)
The BIG YELLOW School Buses will be on the roadways picking up and dropping off children. Please review when to stop for a school bus 🚌 in Ohio below. When you see RED FLASHING lights on a school bus, you MUST STOP and REMAIN STOPPED until the school bus resumes motion. Help keep our children safe!
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NOW HIRING – UTILITY WORKER

The Village of Greenwich

Utility Crew

 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: UNTIL REMOVED

Applications are available by CLICKING HERE or the Village office at 45 Main Street.

The Village of Greenwich announces an open position for Utility Worker. The Village of Greenwich Utility crew consists of Water, Street, Sewer and Electric departments. Skills and knowledge in equipment operation and maintenance desired.  Upon appointment as a Utility Employee, willingness to pursue training in all utility fields required.  For more details visit the Village Office located at 45 Main St. Greenwich. A resume, complete application, copy of all certifications can be sent to 45 Main Street, Greenwich Ohio, or villageadmin@villageofgreenwich.com

 

The Village of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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The Census Bureau is Hiring in Huron County

The Census Bureau is still actively recruiting, though in-person field operations are delayed.

Meanwhile, here are some helpful application details.

Apply at www.2020Census.gov/jobs 

–  Pay Rate for Huron County Census Takers (Enumerators) $16.50/Hr. + Mileage

–  Mileage Reimbursement for Field Work (Approx. 57.5 cents/mile)

–  Paid Training (Training Dates TBD)

–  Flexible Schedules (Enter Weekly Availability; Part-time to Full-Time)

–  Weekly Pay

–  Enumerators use Census provided devices

–  Assignment locations based off home address (Work in your own Community)

–  Working Timeline (As hiring and training resume, more information will come available)

 

 

Our website www.2020Census.gov, has the most current information available regarding recruiting and response updates, so best to refer general questions here.

Michelle Kupec, Recruiter

Mansfield (Ohio) Census Office

U.S. Census Bureau

O: (567) 307-6600 | M: (904) 416-6624

michelle.kupec@2020census.gov

census.gov | @uscensusbureau

Shape your future. START HERE > 2020census.gov

 

 

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Now Hiring for Seasonal Laborer

Village of Greenwich

Position – Laborer, Seasonal

 

Public Works Seasonal Laborer

VILLAGE OF GREENWICH – Greenwich Ohio 44837

$10 an hour – 40 Hours Per Week

General duties include, but are not limited to, a variety of property maintenance and grounds keeping.  Because this is a seasonal position, the typical work week will vary depending on weather conditions.

Requires an ability to understand and follow instructions, communicate effectively, operate equipment safely and the ability to perform strenuous work in varying weather conditions.  Typical time span of seasonal employment is from May through October.

Applicants must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.   Applications may be found by CLICKING HERE or at Village Hall, 45 Main St, Greenwich, Ohio 44837.

 

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Required license

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2020 Fireman’s Festival

From a recent post on the Greenwich Fire/ Tri Community Joint Fire’s Facebook Page.

Due the the circumstances of today’s issues in the state of Ohio and even the entire country, We regret to inform you the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 fireman’s festival.

This was not an easy decision to make for the firemen. The decision was made based on the fact that we are unable to purchase the meat for the festival (it’s just not available) and that no rides have been inspected by the State of Ohio. ( no rides are available). We also took into account possible health issues involved and the uncertainty the public parks will even be open to use by July.

Please note that there is no person or group to place blame on. We held out as long as possible to make the decision, trying to make this work any way we could. We hope to see life return normal soon and and to make 2021 the best festival yet.

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Please visit the Greenwich Fire/ Tri Community Joint Fire’s Facebook Page. for more information.

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A letter from Mayor Wesley E. Sallee

A letter from our Mayor Wesley E. Sallee,

Greenwich Citizens,

It whole heartedly bothers me to have to say that Due to the ongoing “Stay at Home” order and limited people that can be gathered at any event that the Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton has put us in. I have to announce that the Memorial Day Gathering at the Veterans Memorial has been cancelled.

However, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs said there will be a way for Americans to pay tributes to veterans virtually. The Veterans Legacy Memorial website contains a memorial page for each veteran and service member interred in a VA national cemetery. Starting on May 14, the website will allow online visitors to leave a comment as a tribute to their lost love ones.

“The tribute allows visitors to voice memories and appreciation for a Veteran’s service,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said.

After the May 14th decision from the Governor allowing non-contact sports to start on May 26th. There still is no direct path moving forward with the requirements. I want to make sure that even if people don’t agree with the Governors actions, we as village representative must abide by the rules that are handed down to us. We cannot by law, shorten or lessen the rules that are put on us. We are hoping that within the next few Days/Weeks we will know more on when and how the Parks can be open safely to the public for use. We have to wait and see what the requirements will be for public restrooms until then we have to keep them closed. I am doing everything I can to find ways to get our village opened back up and allow our citizens the freedom that they should have.

I hope everyone will take their time in actually moving forward and do it with the safety of not only our children but for everyone in our community.

Wesley E. Sallee

Mayor- Village of Greenwich

 

Source: Memorial Day 2020_Youth League 2020_1

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Ohio extends income tax filing, payment deadline

March 30th 2020.

COLUMBUS — Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain recently announced that Ohio will be following the federal government and IRS in extending the deadline to file and pay the state income tax.

The new deadline is July 15, an extension of approximately three months from the original deadline of April 15.

Commissioner McClain said the extension is intended to provide some relief to taxpayers and help offset some of the economic impact of the coronavirus and the public safety measures adopted to contain its spread.

As with the IRS extension, Ohio will be waiving penalty on tax due payments made during the extension. Also, thanks to a legislative agreement between Governor Mike DeWine and the General Assembly, there will be no interest charges on payments made during the extension.

The filing extension, and waiver of penalty and interest, will be available to those filing the Ohio individual income tax, the school district income tax, the pass-through entity tax, and to those taxpayers that have opted in to have the commissioner administer the municipal net profit tax through the state’s centralized filing system.

Individuals, estates, trusts and certain businesses making quarterly estimated income tax payments, have also been granted additional time to file and pay without penalty or interest. The first and second quarterly payments, normally scheduled for April 15 and June 15 for most taxpayers, have both been extended to July 15, 2020.

This includes the Village of Greenwich for State, Municipal and School Districts taxes.

Source: https://www.wnewsj.com/news/133980/ohio-extends-income-tax-filing-payment-deadline 
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Huron County Health – Centralized PPE Collection Point Established

March 25, 2020

Centralized PPE Collection Point Established

NORWALK, Ohio— Due to the limited supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available within Huron County, there are multiple facilities searching for donated supplies from local businesses, schools and others who have been willing to donate. Huron County Public Health (HCPH), Huron County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), and the Huron County Commissioners have established the Huron County EMA as the central collection and distribution point for ANY AND ALL PPE donations. This means all donations of PPE and requests for PPE should be coordinated through the Huron County EMA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are strongly encouraging that individual health care facilities and first responders not reach out separately for donations, please contact Huron County EMA with requests. This is an organized way of collecting materials within the community that allow the most efficient distribution and lessen confusion for donors. Huron County EMA is working under the direction of Incident Commander and HCPH Health Commissioner, Tim Hollinger.

The hours of operation for the collection point at Huron County EMA will be Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., call 419-663-5772 with questions. After business hours, please contact Tacy Bond at 419-541-0359 regarding donations. The collection point is currently accepting donations including:
• N95 Masks,
• Hand sanitizer,
• Gowns,
• Face shields,
• Disinfecting wipes,
• Surgical masks,
• Thermometers,
• Eye protection, and
• Nitrile gloves
As supplies are collected, they will be distributed to local healthcare facilities and first responders based on each individual facility’s critical needs.

Attachment: Press Release_PPE Collection Point Established_3.25.2020

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Huron County Health Department – COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults

NORWALK, Ohio— As we continue to learn new information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is apparent that the disease is heavily impacting adults 65 years and older. HCPH would like to re-emphasize the importance for this population to continue to follow the guidance provided through the Ohio Department of Health including social distancing recommendations and let our residents know that help is available.

As of March 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that 8 out of 10 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years old and older and are estimating that 31-59% of adults 65-84 years old are requiring hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those requiring hospitalization, it is estimated that 11-31% are requiring admission to intensive care units and 4-11% die due to COVID-19. As these statistics are alarming, there are steps that residents can take to keep safe. HCPH is recommending residents in this age group to:

•Stay home as much as possible
•Wash your hands often
•Avoid touching your face
•Avoid crowds and close contact (6 feet, which is about two arm lengths) with people who are sick
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
•Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruises
•Utilize available hours for senior shopping at local retail stores (see below for details)
•Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family or commercial networks
•Have extra supplies such as groceries and medications on hand

As COVID-19 is spreading in Huron County, it is important that individuals contact their healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand for a prolonged period of time. If you cannot get extra medications, consider using mail-order for medications. Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms.

Huron County is aware that residents in this age group may need extra assistance during this time. Local resources are available. The Huron County Chamber of Commerce has created a website including local food services currently operating, local businesses that are participating in senior shopping hours, and businesses
that are delivering medications. Residents can access the Huron County Chamber of Commerce’s website at
https://huroncountycovid.com or call them at 419-668-4155. If you or a loved one is experiencing stress or anxiety regarding COVID-19, contact the Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) support line at 567-743-7155. The support line is available 7 days a week from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm daily.

HCPH is encouraging residents with a loved one in this age group to know what medications your loved one is taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand, monitor food and other medical supplies (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care) needed and create a back-up plan, and stock up on non-perishable food to have on hand in your home to minimize trips to stores. If you care for a loved one living in a care facility, monitor the situation, ask about the health of the other residents frequently and know the protocol if there is an outbreak.

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Contact: Melanie Myers, Public Information Officer Huron County Public Health

28 Executive Drive Norwalk, Ohio 44857

Phone: 419-668-1652, ext: 234

mmyers@huroncohealth.com

Attachments: Press Release_COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults_

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