How can we help your business thrive?

Making sure Hamilton County small businesses are supported and survive the pandemic is a priority for Hamilton County Commissioners. This COVID-19 Small Business Resource Hub will help you navigate all the COVID-19 resources for small businesses. Through our partnerships with local chambers, jurisdictions, and our economic development partners, we will update this page with funding opportunities as they become available.

Small Business Association (SBA) Programs

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

VISIThttps://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/covid-19-economic-injury-disaster-loan

CALL(800) 659-2955, or (800) 877-8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing

EMAILDisasterCustomerService@sba.gov

Paycheck Protection Program

An SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. SBA is currently offering PPP loans until May 31, 2021.

VISIThttps://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

VISIThttps://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/restaurant-revitalization-fund

CALL(844) 279-8898

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries. The SVOG application is slated to open April 8, 2021.

VISIThttps://www.svograntportal.sba.gov/s/

Other Funding & Resources

Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative

The Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative (GCMI) is an entrepreneurial education program designed to help Individuals and small business owners develop and recognize opportunities for their business. GCMI has been supporting and developing entrepreneurs for since 1998.

VISIThttp://www.gcmi.org/

EMAILGrants@gcmination.org

CALL(513) 569-4816, ex 2412

Greater Cincinnati Small Business Response and Recovery Initiative and PPP Access

The Greater Cincinnati COVID-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Initiative is a collaborative effort to support eligible Hamilton County small businesses through the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for the rapid business assessment to be matched with supportive services and one-on-one business advice and guidance.

VISIThttps://nextstreet.com/cincinnati-covid-19-small-business-initiative/

APPLYhttps://nextstreettest.submittable.com/submit

HCDC COVID-19 Business Resource Hub

HCDC COVID-19 Business Resource Hub will help you navigate all the COVID-19 resources for businesses. HCDC is the official Economic Development Office for Hamilton County and has distributed the first two rounds of Hamilton County Small Business CARES Act grants.

VISIThttps://www.hcdccovideresources.com/

EMAILcommunications@hcdc.com

Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio

The focus of the Resiliency Fund is to support black and brown small minority businesses that are continuing to operate and plan to operate for the remaining calendar year of 2021 and beyond. The various Tiers represent the support minority Businesses of color need to bridge the financial gaps the COVID-19 Pandemic has disproportionately affected Minority Businesses. The Resiliency Fund also provides an opportunity for businesses to receive support to allow them to pivot during these challenging times.

VISIThttps://www.cincinnatieec.com/eec/grantfundingprograms/

EMAILGrants@gcmination.org

CALL(513) 487-1155


Payroll Protection Program (PPP): Getting a Fair Share Resources – tools and information to help more small businesses, especially Black, Brown, and women entrepreneurs, participate in the Payroll Protection Program, the federal government’s Small Business Administration forgivable loan relief program.

VISIThttps://www.ulgso.org/ppp

Chambers of Commerce

Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
African American Chamber
Hispanic Chamber