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COVID-19 Small Business Resources
State of Ohio Assistance
The Ohio Development Services Agency offers several assistance programs, including "The Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program" and "Publicly Funded Daycares." Visit the Office of Small Business Relief website, opens a new window or call 1-833-249-6446
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the Federal Government has enacted several loan/grant programs for small businesses, primarily through the Small Business Administration (SBA), opens a new window.
Several local organizations are offering help:
- The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's COVID-19 Business Center includes a Business Response Helpline, opens a new window. | Their Daily Update, opens a new window also includes relevant notices of state/federal legislative/executive order actions.
- The Hamilton County Small Business Relief Program is no longer accepting applications, but interested business owners may sign up for notifications about future programs, opens a new window.
- Hamilton County Development Company's COVID-19 Resource Guide, opens a new window includes a helpful checklist, among other resources.
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