COVID-19 Business Recovery

In This Together Ohio: Funds and Grants
We strongly recommend preparing your paperwork for these funding sources now, so that you may apply the first day that applications will be accepted: November 2, 2020.

Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund

Previous Recovery Vehicles and Opportunities

In This Together Ohio: 
Small Business Relief Grant 

Cuyahoga County Restaurant Stabilization Fund

National Development Council - Paycheck Protection Loan Program

Ohio PPE Maker's Exchange

Back to Work Protocols - 04/29/20

Masks in the Workplace FAQ - 04/29/20

Recording: April 23, 2020 Business Community Virtual Town Hall

JobsOhio, Peoples Bank & First Federal partner to provide lending support

Shared Work Ohio: a voluntary layoff aversion program

Cuyahoga County Small Business Stabilization fundCounty Executive Armond Budish Announces the Creation of a Small Business Stabilization Fund Totaling Over $4 Million to Support Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation grantThe "Save Small Business Fund" is a grant-making initiative to offer $5,000 grants that provide short-term relief for employers across the United States.

EOX Vantage offerEOX Vantage, a premiere Beachwood technology firm, has announced a special limited-time offer of the TeamedUp 2020 suite of collaboration and communication tools.

State of Ohio Office of Small Business Relief

List of Statewide 7a SBA lending institutions

Recording: April 7, 2020 Business Brief from Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose

Download this Elevator Social Distancing flyer for your building

The HFLA is now offering small business micro-loans. These loans are for existing business owners and go up to $5,000. Repayments will not start until mid-June and the loans will be on 27 month terms. The “normal” payment will be reduced to $100/month for the first four payments. The next 23 payments will be $200. Call Katy Fuerst for more information on approval criteria at 216-378-9042. Download the application form now.

Team NEO, our region’s JobsOhio network partner, has created an online resource list for your reference, which can be found here.

Additionally, Cuyahoga County, in partnership with the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) and other partners, has launched a Small Business Resource Center. Businesses can reach live agents through the Call Center who will help them with the following services: 

  • Assistance with applying for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for loans up to $2 Million and Advance Grants of up to$10,000
  • Business Consulting and General Assistance
  • Information about Financial Assistance and Services
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits Application Assistance to navigate the system
  • Strategies for Retaining and Retraining Employees
  • The Call Center is available Monday – 
    Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at (216) 452-9714.