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Ohio Small Business Relief Grant Program

October 27, 2020

A new program will award small businesses with up to $10,000, and will begin accepting applications on Monday, November 2nd.

 

The Small Business Relief Grant ("SBRG") is designed to provide necessary relief to Ohio businesses that have been negatively impacted by the effects of COVID-19.  Governor Mike DeWine has designated up to $125,000,000 of federal CARES Act funding to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses.  $500,000 will be allocated to eligible businesses in each of Ohio’s 88 counties on a first-come, first-served basis. If each county does not use it's allocated $500,000 by November 23rd, the remainder of funding available will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of the business’ location in Ohio.  Click here for the SBRG application and more information.

 

Other relief programs for Bars, Nonprofits, Arts, Healthcare, and Education were designated by the Governor last Friday.

More information on all of these programs below can be found HERE.

  • $50 million for individuals behind on rent, mortgage, water, sewer, and/or utility bills.
  • $37.5 million for $2,500 grants to establishments that have valid liquor licenses for on-premises consumption.
  • $62 million for rural and 25-bed critical access hospitals.
  • $100 million for colleges and universities, primarily to support Covid-19 testing and mental health counseling.
  • $25 million for nonprofits.
  • $20 million for arts organizations.