SMALL BUSINESS

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF OPTIONS

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COVID-19 has had a large impact on a number of small businesses. Resources are available to small businesses through various relief programs.
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SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT

Designed to provide relief to Ohio businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Governor Mike DeWine has designated up to $125 million of funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal CARES Act to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses to help them through the current crisis.

The program, which will begin accepting applications November 2, 2020, will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency. Learn More >

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BAR & RESTAURANT ASSISTANCE FUND

Designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders. Governor Mike DeWine has designated $38.7 million of funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal CARES Act to provide $2,500 assistance payments to on-premise liquor permit holders to help them through the financial difficulties experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. These permit holders have not been able to fully use their liquor permit and it’s had an impact on their business.

The program, which will begin accepting applications November 2, 2020, will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency. Learn More >

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HOME RELIEF GRANT

Starting November 2, 2020, the state of Ohio, working with local Community Action Agencies, will help eligible Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills catch up on past payments back to April 1, 2020 and provide additional assistance through December 30, 2020.

Ohioans can apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency starting November 2, 2020. Learn More >

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SBA ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN

Ohio small businesses and nonprofits are now eligible to apply for up to a $2 million, low-interest loan through the SBA. Learn More >
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PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

The new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (or “PUA”) program provides benefits for many individuals ineligible for state unemployment benefits, including self-employed workers, 1099 tax filers and part-time workers. Learn More >
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THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

Provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering; First Draw PPP Loans for first time program participants and Second Draw PPP Loans beginning January 13, 2021 for certain businesses who have previously received a PPP loan. Learn More >