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$50,000 STIMulus Grant

Grant Amount: $10,000 – $50,000


About

The Small Business STIMulus Grant Program has been created to assist small, neighborhood-based businesses throughout Cuyahoga County in growing and scaling their business after surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye on support for minority-owned businesses.

The Small Business STIMulus Grant Program is a one-time payment granted to eligible applicants in an amount up to $50,000 for businesses with fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees. Roughly $2 million will be available for grant allocation. Award amounts are available in increments of $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000. Verified gross revenue from 2021 will be used to determine the grant award eligibility amount.


application deadline

The application closes on September 9th, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT


HOW TO QUALIFY

    1. Be a Cuyahoga County small business owner (applicant must be 51% majority owner).
    2. Have been in operation prior to June 1, 2020.
    3. Be in operation at the time of application (businesses that have ceased operations are ineligible).
    4. Have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees.
    5. Have verified gross revenue greater than $35,000 in 2020 and 2021. Verified gross revenue from 2021 will be used to determine grant award eligibility amount.
    6. Not be one of the following business types: a business engaged in illegal activities, loan packaging, gambling, real estate investment, lending, illicit adult entertainment or where the owner is on parole.
    7. Not be in conflict of interest with Cuyahoga County, the County Council, the local municipality, or the operating program agency.
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