Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) announced the creation of four new Covid-19 relief programs for Ohio businesses.
“The Covid-19 pandemic devastated countless small businesses across our state, many of whom are still struggling to recover,” Fedor said. “The service and hospitality industries have been hit particularly hard, and I am pleased to see our state offering them much-needed support. I encourage any eligible business in my district to take advantage of these grant opportunities.”
The Food and Beverage Establishment Grant will provide relief to Ohio businesses with $10,000, $20,000, and $30,000 grants depending on the business’ loss of revenue in 2020. Ohio restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other businesses are eligible to apply. The Entertainment Venue Grant will provide $10,000, $20,000 and $30,000 grants to eligible entertainment venues.
The Lodging Grant will provide $10,000, $20,000 and $30,000 grants to businesses in the lodging industry. New Small Business Relief Grant will offer necessary relief to new Ohio small businesses established on or after January 1, 2020 that have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. It will provide $10,000 grants to assist in ensuring the survival and stability of newly-established small businesses.
Applications for all four programs open June 29. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here.