Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced on Wednesday that millions of dollars remained available through grant programs to help Ohio businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Ohio’s economy is coming back strong and these grants can help ensure that businesses in hard-hit sectors benefit from our resurgence,” DeWine said. “These businesses are a vital part of our state and we want to make sure they continue to open their doors to Ohioans.”
These funds have been prioritized to help small businesses bounce back from the pandemic and can be used to modernize equipment, hire more employees, and make necessary upgrades to their facilities, so they can continue to be competitive, create jobs and serve their communities, ”said Husted. .
The grant programs are administered by the Ohio Department of Development.
“Small businesses are the backbone of Ohio’s economy and these grants can make a crucial difference for businesses that saw their revenues plummet in 2020,” said Lydia Mihalik, department director. “The people of Ohio rely on these businesses every day and businesses can count on us to help them bounce back.”
The grants include the Food and Beverage Establishment Grant, the Accommodation Grant, the Entertainment Venues Grant, and the New Small Business Grant.