A Small Business Relief Program for small businesses in Cincinnati, OH (Hamilton County) will provide some financial relief from the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. In order for Small Businesses to 


be eligible for $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 grants, small businesses must meet certain criteria. These funds will be used to reimburse local businesses for certain expenses as detailed. Hamilton County will be using the awarded $5 Million from the CARES Act in this first assistance round. 


Small Businesses can email to receive notifications and to have their questions answered. Send a mail to SBRelief@hamilton-co.org


Requirements for Eligibilty


Small Businesses in the Hamilton County area are required to meet this criteria:


  1. Business must be located in Hamilton County and be a for-profit business.
  2. Small Business must have a Federal EIN # and a DUNS number
  3. Small Business must be in operation since Jan 2019
  4. Business must have less than one million in revenue or receipts on an annual basis
  5. Business must have had a loss of gross revenue up to 35% or more
  6. Business must have fifty or less employees or 1099 contracted workers as of March 2020
  7. Small Business has not been awarded other federal assistance for lost income or expenses
  8. Small Business has been unapproved for an insurance claim due to COVID-19
  9. Business must be located within Cincinnati, OH (Hamilton County)
  10. Small Business must be in compliance with all requirements 
  11. Business must be current on all taxes and fees
  12. Business must be in good standing in regards to building code and maintenance 
  13. Small Business may not be a nuisance 
  14. Small Business may not be in current bankruptcy negotiations.

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