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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Ohio launches grant programs to help businesses recover

The following information was distributed by the Ohio Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation:


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced the launch of four grant programs to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 


The programs will provide $155 million in grant funding to businesses that opened in 2020, food and beverage establishments, entertainment venues, and lodging venues. The funds were made available by the Ohio General Assembly as part of Senate Bill 108 and Senate Bill 109, both of which Governor DeWine signed into law in May.  


All four programs will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency (Development). Program guidelines, terms and conditions, and required documentation for all four programs are available now at BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov. The applications are now open. 


Ohio Small Business Development Centers and Ohio Minority Business Assistance Centers are staffed with advisors who can help businesses with the application process.  


Find information about specific grant programs below:

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