Small Business Relief Grant Application Opens Nov. 2

Gov. Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, and legislative leaders recently announced the creation of the Ohio Small Business Relief Grant program — part of a $420 million plan to distribute CARES Act funding. The small business grants will provide up to $10,000 to employers with 25 or fewer employees (as of Jan. 1, 2020) to help cover COVID-19-related expenses such as PPE and other safety measures, mortgage/rent, utilities, and wages.

OMA Connections Partner GBQ Partners has produced this summary of the grant’s eligibility requirements and allowed expenses.

Applications can be submitted beginning 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2. (To access the application, individuals will be required to use an existing OH|ID or create a new OH|ID.) Learn more here or email the Ohio Development Services Agency with questions.10/26/2020