IMPORTANT COVID-19 Changes & Guidance
Teleworking & Business Continuity
All Commission staff are teleworking effective Monday, March 16th, 2020. The Commission is committed to the extent possible, to maintaining its Customer Services Standards on program delivery and disbursement processing. Since staff do not have regular access to mail, please email materials to the apppropriate staff member (list of staff emails is located HERE). We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Please submit all disbursement requests electronically to your respective Program Representative via email. Program staff are monitoring emails and will process your disbursement request as usual. List of staff emails is located HERE.
July 2020 Loan Payment Deferment
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Public Works Commission is deferring all July 2020 Loan Repayments with no payment due until the January 2021 billing cycle. Loan amortization schedules will be reissued and made available on our website in the forthcoming future to show no payment due for July 2020, with a six-month deferment for the life of the loan. Loan recipients have the option to make a double payment (for July 2020 and January 2021) in November once the January 2021 invoices are issued. They can be applied as an additional payment or you can make a single payment in keeping with the revised amortization schedule. There are no late fees or additional accrued interest as part of this deferral. Again, we are not accepting payments until the next billing cycle.
Find original email HERE and Loan Deferment Letter HERE
Virtual Meeting Guidance
These resources are made available by Ohio Information & Technology. These are living documents and will be updated as necessary to address security and other business needs.
US EPA Water Utility COVID-19 Financial Impact Tool
US EPA has released a new tool to help water utilities assess the financial impact of COVID-19 on operations. Visit the EPA website to access the Water Utility COVID-19 Financial Impact Tool.