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CARES Small Business Relief Program

City of Fremont CARES Small Business Relief Program

Application Window is Closed

The Small Business Relief Program will provide City of Fremont small businesses/organizations with some monetary relief from business interruption expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible small businesses/organizations can apply for up to $5,000 in Grant Funds to be used for the reimbursement of certain Eligible Expenses. The City of Fremont will be utilizing $100,000 of its CARES Act allotment for this assistance.

Small Business Relief Grant

On Friday the Governor announced a $125 million grant program to help small businesses that have been harmed by the effects of COVID-19. Each county will have a $500,000 allotment that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Businesses with no more than 25 employees are eligible to apply for expenses including rent or mortgage payments; utility payments; salaries, wages, or compensation for employees and contractors; business supplies or equipment; and other costs. The application will open November 2 at Funding for the program is contingent on approval by the Ohio Controlling Board.

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Bar & Restaurant Assistance Fund

The State of Ohio has created a $37.5 million fund to help bars and restaurants that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will provide $2,500 grants to eligible liquor permit holders in Ohio.

The application will be available at starting November 2. Permit holders may apply for the liquor assistance funding as well as the Small Business Relief Grant. Funding for the program is contingent on approval by the Ohio Controlling Board.