Ohio All-Counties Relief

Governor DeWine recently announced $429.5M of CARES Act Funding to benefit Ohio Small Businesses, Bars, and Restaurants. Of funding announced, $125M will be allocated toward small business assistance and $37.5M will be allocated for bars and restaurant assistance.

The Ohio Development Services Agency will administer these grant funds.

Each county in Ohio has been allocated funds to award fifty $10,000 grants in the first 3 weeks, and grants will be awarded on a first-come/first-served basis, so it is important to apply as early as possible beginning November 2nd.

ACEnet staff is available to assist you with our various business counseling services and with any relief applications. Please email your needs to LeslieS@acenetworks.org and you will be connected with a staff member who can assist you.

For more information, visit www.businesshelp.ohio.gov.
 
 

SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT
  • $10,000 grant to eligible for-profit businesses with no more than 25 employees
  • Eligible uses include PPE, mortgage/rent, utility payments, supplies or equipment salaries, wages, or compensation including employer’s share of health insurance benefits
  • Funds set aside for 50 businesses in each county on a first-come/first-served basis
  • Businesses must have been in continuous business since January 1, 2020 (except for interruptions by COVID-19 health orders)

Click here for additional information and please read the Terms & Conditions.

 

BAR AND RESTAURANT ASSISTANCE FUND
  • $2,500 grant to Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders
  • Bars and Restaurants must hold an active license as of October 23, 2020

Click here for additional information and please read the Terms & Conditions.

Again, grants shall be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis starting November 2nd. ACEnet staff is available to assist you with our various business counseling services and with any relief applications.Please email your needs to LeslieS@acenetworks.org and you will be connected with a staff member who can assist you.

Athens County Local Relief

The Athens County Small Business Relief Fund program is designed to alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic business closures mandated by the State of Ohio.  Each grant will be awarded on a reimbursement basis for funds expensed on eligible items incurred beginning March 01, 2020. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded in the first round of funding. Businesses may be eligible to apply for an additional award up to $5,000 in a second round of funding.

An eligible business that is interested in participating in this program must fill out the application and email application and supporting documents to mollie@athenscountyohedc.com by Friday, October 30th at 3:00pm for consideration. ***Please combine application and supporting documents into one PDF.

ACEnet staff is available to assist you with our various business counseling services and with any relief applications. Please email your needs to LeslieS@acenetworks.org and you will be connected with a staff member who can assist you.