LATEST NEWS: State Designates $125M of CARES Act Funding to Small Business Relief Grants

Governor Mike DeWine recently announced the designation of $125 million of federal CARES Act funding to provide $10,000 grants to aid small businesses hurt by the current crisis. Designation of additional funding was also announced for bars and restaurants, higher education, and nonprofits and arts organizations. The Small Business Relief Grant application period will open Monday, November 2, at 10 a.m. Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis and eligible small businesses are encouraged to get ready to apply. 


>> Learn more and read GCP's comprehensive guide to apply to the Small Business Relief Grant program


In This Together Cleveland: Supporting Small Businesses

In This Together Cleveland: Supporting Small Businesses

These Northeast Ohio companies want to show their support for small businesses through COSE, the nation’s premier small business organization. Through their support, they are strongly declaring “we are in this together and we stand behind Northeast Ohio’s small business community.”

Minute men  MMO  
 Bank of America   Vsp                                                 

Resources and Updates for Small Businesses

State Updates


Health and


COVID-19 Related

HR and




Mind Your 

Now Hiring


Essential B2B and
COVID-19 Supplies


>> GCP Advocacy Team: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Summary

>> U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Save Small Business Initiative

>> U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness 

>> Responsible RestartOhio Guidelines and Information

>> Cuyahoga County: Small Business Stabilization Fund

>> Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Paycheck Protection Program Information

Program Overview

For Borrowers

For Lenders

Program Rules

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