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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. Businesses that have started the process to apply can continue to access their information in order to complete and submit an application.

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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.