Emergency loans available to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Ohio.


COVID-19 relief options with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This forgivable loan helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about SBA’s PPP.

This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Visit SBA’s website to learn more about their COVID-19 EIDL.

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program provides emergency assistance for eligible venues. Go to SBA to learn more.

SBA provides a financial reprieve to existing borrowers during the pandemic. Learn More.

A summary of the criteria to meet when considering different funding options. Learn more about SBA’s cross-program eligibility.

Huntington BankPayment Protection Programs

Huntington has SBA guaranteed loan programs for small business relief during the pandemic. 

Emergency working capital to keep your business in operation during COVID-19. Learn More.

Must have taken out and used a PPP loan previously and must demonstrate a 25% gross receipts reduction. Learn more.

To supplement lost revenue resulting from COVID-19. Learn more.

This program is being administered directly by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Please go to this page for program details and eligibility requirements. Applications for these grants are expected to be available in early April.

This program is to be administered directly by the Small Business Administration (SBA). You can review the National Restaurant Association’s summary of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, although it may not reflect the SBA’s final rules on the program.

Forgiveness applications for PPP loans made in 2021 are not currently being accepted. Check for updates here.

Greater Akron Chamber

Greater Akron Chamber has a dedicated COVID-19 resources guide site.

Women’s Small Business Accelerator

Are you a woman business owner in crisis during this pandemic? Need someone to talk to? GET HELP from one of WSBA’s volunteers on the Business Crisis Team.

The City of Columbus is launching 3 programs. 3 Types of Relief: Financial, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Procurement Assistance, and Training and Technical Assistance.

This program will provide awards of up to $500,000 to small and medium-sized manufacturers so they can re-purpose existing facilities to make PPE or re-shore PPE production to Ohio. More info.

The $5 million program will provide grants to help businesses owned and operated by minorities and women. More info.

This loan program will benefit small businesses in the 32-county Appalachian region of Ohio. The initiative would loan $10 million to Appalachian Growth Capital LLC, a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution serving Appalachian counties in eastern and southern Ohio. Apply here.

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