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UPDATE REGARDING THE CARES ACT

The OTA encourages townships to accept CARES Act funds, as townships may face future expenses and/or federal guidelines may change on the use of these funds. The steps are summarized below, and more detailed information can be found in the PDFs below dated July 7 and July 16.

STEP 1: Pass a Resolution

HB 481 requires each township to adopt a resolution affirming that funds received may be expended only to cover costs consistent with the requirements of section 5001 of the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act," as described in 42 U.S.C. 601(d), and any applicable regulations. The resolution shall be filed with the county auditor and sent to OBM. Once your county auditor receives your resolution, funds should be transfer to your township. Don't forget to create a separate account named the Local Coronavirus Relief Fund, as CARES Act funding cannot be comingled with other funds. The OTA has worked with OBM on a sample resolution that a township may pass. You may access it here. 

STEP 2: Register with OBM

You will need a DUNS number to do so. Click here to fill out the registration form, and here to obtain a DUNS number.

STEP 3: Be Mindful of Deadlines

Deadlines are listed out and explained in the July 16 PDF, along with more information about the steps above. 

The OTA's informational coronavirus emails are listed below. The emails contain sample policies, legislative updates and more related to COVID-19 and its impact on Ohio's townships. 

Sample Policies

(pulled from the June 1 COVID-19 update email; see that PDF above for more info):

U.S. Treasury Guidance on CARES Act Funding 

Click here to view Treasury Guidance on CARES Act funding. This document has been updated several times, so please click their website frequently for the latest information.

The Office of Budget and Management hosted an informational webinar on the CARES Act on July 22. The webinar provided an update on recent US Treasury guidance and discussed examples of eligible uses of funds. If you missed it, you may review the recording here

More Information

(please note that while the OTA strives to update this page, the most reliable and updated information will be found on the individual website of each entity and state office):