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Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program

Thank you for your interest in the Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program. This program was launched to help small, minority- and women-owned businesses have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing $10,000 grants to qualifying businesses.

The application period has closed.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an Ohio minority or woman-owned business.
  • Must have 10 or fewer employees.
  • Must have been in operation for at least a year (no startups).
  • Must have $500,000 or less in annual revenue.
  • Must be a current full-time resident of Ohio and a full-time resident in 2019.
  • The business must be located within the State of Ohio.
  • Must be current on all State of Ohio taxes.
  • Must provide the most recent copy of each document requested for your specific type of business ownership structure:
    • Sole Proprietor – 2019 Schedule C and Bank Signature Card, or a letter, on the bank’s letterhead, explaining who has signature authority for the company’s bank accounts.
    • Partnerships – 2019 Schedule K-1 and Bank Signature Card, or a letter, on the bank’s letterhead, explaining who has signature authority for the company’s bank accounts.
    • Corporation – Stock journal or ledger, 2019 schedule K-1, Bank Signature Card, or a letter, on the bank’s letterhead, explaining who has signature authority for the company’s bank accounts, and management agreements.
    • LLC – Unit journal of ledger, 2019 schedule K-1, Bank Signature Card, or a letter, on the bank’s letterhead, explaining who has signature authority for the company’s bank accounts, and management agreements.

Grants will be awarded on first-come, first-served basis.