COVID-19 Business Recovery

Current Recovery Opportunities

Guidelines, terms and conditions, and required documentation for available programs can be found at BusinessHelp.Ohio.Gov. Each program will require applicants to have an OH|ID.

Businesses that plan to apply can get an OH|ID now if they don’t already have one. Register at OH | ID.Ohio.Gov by creating an account with a username/password.

If you have any questions about the grant program and available funds, please contact the Cleveland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration at 216-522-4180 or

Previous Recovery Vehicles and Opportunities

Ohio PPE Maker's Exchange

Shared Work Ohio: a voluntary layoff aversion program

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

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

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. 

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.