On Friday, Governor DeWine announced that $419.5 million in new CARES Act funding will be distributed across the state and given to the people, businesses and organizations, hit hard by the pandemic. Included are grants for small business owners, funding for Ohio’s bars and restaurants, and home relief grants for Ohio residents.

See eligibility details below, to see if you qualify. Applications open on Monday, November 2nd through the Ohio Development Services Agency

Small Business Relief Grant

The Small Business Relief Grant is designed to provide relief to Ohio businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

Governor Mike DeWine has designated up to $125 million of funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal CARES Act to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses to help them through the current crisis. The program, which will begin accepting applications on November 2, 2020, will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The application opens on November 2, 2020.  Eligibility & More

The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund

The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is designed to assist Ohio’s on-premise liquor permit holders.

Governor Mike DeWine has designated $37.5 million of funding received by the State of Ohio from the federal CARES Act to provide $2,500 assistance payments to on-premise liquor permit holders to help them through the financial difficulties experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These permit holders have not been able to fully use their liquor permit and it’s had an impact on their business. The program, which will begin accepting applications on November 2, 2020, will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The application opens on November 2, 2020.   Click here for more information on how to apply.

Home Relief Grant

Starting November 2, 2020, the state of Ohio, working with local Community Action Agencies, will help eligible Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills catch up on past payments back to April 1, 2020, and provide additional assistance through December 30, 2020.

Ohioans can apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency starting November 2, 2020.

Click here for more information on how to apply.