Below is a listing of some available Covid-19 programs to help artists, technicians, freelancers, ushers, bartenders, musicians and theater related companies in Ohio.
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4/20 OH Unemployment update – OH Unemployment should start sending out the extra $600 for unemployed workers who were laid off and filed their claims as W2 employees this week. This $600 is in addition to any state unemployment compensation that you may receive.
The above additional unemployment is different than the available $600 per week from the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program which was part of the overall C.A.R.E.S. act passed by congress in March.
A portion of the PUA is intended to cover gig workers, freelancers and those who make a lot of their income from 1099’s as private contractors. A this time it is unclear if OH is accepting PUA claims yet. We recommend trying to file a new claim if eligible.
Here is Ohio’s unemployment labor department’s website – https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/expandedeligibility/
Greater Columbus Arts Council COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants
Emergency Grant | Columbus, Ohio