Ohio Governor Dewine has announced the designation of up to $125 million of funding from the CARES Act to be distributed as small business relief grants.
The Governor of the State of Ohio, Mike DeWine, has designated up to one hundred twenty-five million dollars ($125,000,000) of funding received by the State of Ohio from the Federal CARES Act to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses to assist in ensuring the survival and stability of these crucial businesses
The $10,000 grants are meant for Ohio small businesses between 1 and 25 employees that have been impacted by COVID.
You will need to provide documentation with the application to verify the number of employees as of Jan 1, 2020 as well as recent business expenses related to payroll, utilities, and rent.
Payroll records for any period in the last 60 days prior to the application;
Utility bills charged to the business named in the application for any period in the last 60 days prior to the application;
Rent or mortgage payments for business premises (only payments for non-residential properties will be accepted) charged to the business named in the application for any period in the last 60 days prior to the application;
Supplies or equipment purchased by, leased, financed or charged to the business named in the application in the last 60 days prior to the application;
Applications begin today November 2nd at 10am EST and appear to be on a first to apply basis.
Beginning on November 2nd at 10:00 AM, businesses can submit an application for the SBRG at businesshelp.ohio.gov. In order to access the application, individuals will be required to login using an existing OH|ID or create a new OH|ID, which provides users with secure access to State of Ohio services and programs. For more information on creating an OH|ID, please visit https://ohid.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/ohid/home.