COLUMBUS — Businesses across the state of Ohio have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, but the state just launched a new program to help owners recover.
During Tuesday's press conference at the Ohio Statehouse, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced the Ohio Micro-Enterprise Grant Program.
The $5 million program is aimed at assisting small minority- and women-owned businesses.
"Small minority owned businesses and women-owned have been greatly impacted by the crisis," said Husted.
The program will award qualified businesses a $10,000 grant to help cover expenses lost due to the economic shutdown.
Husted said the program could fund up to 500 companies.
"This is this is another effort to target businesses that we know are struggling and to help lift them up to get through this tough time and flourish flourish for the future. "
To access the application, click here.