New CARES Act Funding Available for Small Businesses

Beginning on Monday, November 2, 2020, the State of Ohio will be releasing additional CARES Act funding to help local businesses
Assistance includes:
The Small Business Relief Grant
  • The State of Ohio will be releasing $125 million in small business relief for companies negatively affected by COVID-19
  • Eligible companies must have 25 employees or less
  • Small businesses are eligible for a grant up to $10,000
  • The program is being administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA)
  • For more details on the Small Business Relief Grant, including the application process, eligibility requirements and allowable fund usage, please go to
The Bar & Restaurant Assistance Fund
  • The State of Ohio will be releasing $37.5 million to restaurants and bars impacted by COVID-19
  • The program is designed to help Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders
  • Eligible bars/restaurants can receive assistance payments up to $2,500
  • For more details on the Bar & Restaurant Assistance Fund, please click here
Additional funding is also available for non-profit organizations, higher education, and organizations that support the arts.
Please visit for more details.
If you have any questions or need assistance applying please feel free to contact Economic Development Director Brent Painter at (440) 580-3118.