Financial Support for Single Moms In Ohio during COVID-19
The covid-19 pandemic has left a lasting negative impact on women’s economic empowerment, mainly because they are the lowest-paid. This has created some challenges for single moms who are left with most responsibilities in the society, including childcare, caring for the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses and are vulnerable to the pandemic. Stay informed about the Covid-19 resources available for single moms in Ohio by reading this article.
Emergency Response Fund
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Columbus Foundation launched the Emergency Response Fund to support single moms experiencing financial challenges due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus. The Foundation works with non-profits to carry out this mission. It gives the highest priority to those non-profits supporting single mothers who are impacted by the Covid-19. Find out more at https://columbusfoundation.org/coronavirus-emergency-response-fund.
United Way of Central Ohio’s Covid-19 Community Response Fund
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the most vulnerable members of society, United Way of Central Ohio is committed to supporting single mothers by addressing their most basic needs and creating opportunities for student success for their kids. Through the Covid-19 Community Response Fund, the United Way of Central Ohio raised more than $2million in just two months. The primary sources of this fund include corporate sponsors, individual donors, and community members. The raised fund was distributed to the 69 non-profits serving the basic needs of single moms affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please visit https://liveunitedcentralohio.org/responsefund/ to find out more about the program.
Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund
In partnership with the Licking County Board Commissioners, the Licking County Foundation (LCF) work to distribute the funds provided by the CARES Act to single mothers’ non-profits directly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and its regulations. Up to December 30, 2020, the Licking County Foundation will be using the County’s CARES Act Non-Profit Relief Fund to assist single moms who have lost their income due to the pandemic. Although the Licking County Covid-19 Relief Fund will continue to support single moms through non-profits, the organizations should have a look at the eligibility requirements for the program. For more information, please visit https://www.thelcfoundation.org/funds-giving/covid-19-response/funds-for-licking-county-covid-19-relief.html.
The Columbus-Franklin County Covid-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund
The Covid-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund offer grants, technical assistance, and low-interest loans for single mom-owned small businesses affected by the pandemic. The program offers three types of relief to single moms in need of assistance:
This offers financial support to the existing single mothers’ small businesses in form of loans and grants.
Personal Protective Equipment Procurement Assistance
This program is designed to provide financial assistance to single mom-owned existing small businesses operating around security equipment or those making health improvements required for the reopening of businesses in Columbus City.“
Training and Technical Assistance
The program focuses on providing technical support and training to single mom loan/grant applicants of existing small businesses, and who are looking to maintain their operations within the City of Columbus.
Are you interested in applying for the City of Columbus or Franklin County Funding? Please visit https://bit.ly/CBUSRecoveryFund.
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Columbus, Ohio
NAWBO Columbus will continue to be a trusted resource for single mothers and their business, considering the situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Association will be providing any updates regarding any kind of economic relief for single mom small business owners in Ohio. The association’s top priority is maintaining the health, safety, as well as, wellbeing of the single moms in the entire community. Further updates will always be available through the association’s official website. Do you want to become a member of the NAWBO Columbus? Well, why don’t you visit https://www.nawbo.org/membership to join?