CARES Funding

The Greene County CARES grant for Small Businesses closed as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 4:30 PM.  Greene County has distributed 1 Million of its CARES funding to assist small businesses within Greene County.  

October 27, 2020, the Ohio Controlling Board approved an additional $419.5 million in CARES Act funding to provide

economic relief to individuals and organizations around the state. Gov. DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted

announced the details of this allocation along with Speaker of the House Cupp, Senate President Obhof, and

members of both chambers. The applications for funds will be available on November 2nd. The Ohio

Development Services Agency has established a website, .businesshelp.ohio.gov to receive applications

from small businesses.

Funding will be allocated in the following manner:

• $50 million for Home Relief Grants to individuals who have fallen behind on rent, mortgage, or water

and sewer utility payments. Individuals can apply through their local community action agency. The

funds are intended to prevent eviction, foreclosure, and utility shut-offs. For eligibility and other

information Home Relief Grant.  

• $125 million for Small Business Relief Grants to companies with 25 or fewer employees. Eligible

businesses will receive up to $10,000 to cover the costs of rent, mortgages, utilities, salaries, supplies

or equipment. An initial amount of $44 million will be set aside for the first 21 days to ensure that at

least 50 businesses in each county have an opportunity to receive funding. To learn more, Small Business Relief Grant.

• $37.5 million for restaurants and bars that have active on-site liquor consumption permits. The business

does not have to be open but the permit must be active. The grant amount is designated as $2,500 per

business in order to reimburse for the cost of the liquor permit. These businesses are also eligible to

apply to the small business grant program. To learn more, Restaurant and Bar Assistance.

• $62 million for rural and critical access hospitals to assist with increased costs.

• $100 million for higher education to assist with the costs of testing and mental health services for

students.

• $45 million for nonprofits and arts organizations that have not received CARES Act funding from other

sources. This program will be administered by ODJFS.