Summit County, OH – The Greater Akron Chamber is pleased to announce a third round of funding has been approved for the Summit County COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program; however, the deadline for application is OCTOBER 7th, 2020 at 9:00am.
The applications for this grant opened up on September 23, 2020, and it has been confirmed by a member in The Greater Akron Chamber, there was a low submittal rate and they are still hoping more business owners will apply (especially in the urban communities).
Upon approval, you could receive up to $7500 if you have 11-30 employees; up to $5000 for 2 – 10 employees; up to $2500 for less than 2 employees.
This is the third round of funding for Summit County. If you are still waiting on funding from a previous round, it is because The Greater Akron Chamber is either waiting on information to be provided by you to complete the required documentation or they are actively working on an issue with your application, of which you should be aware of.
“We appreciate the leadership and support of Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Council and Summit County Chief of Staff Brian Nelsen who made this program a possibility by dedicating more than $12 million of CARES Act allocations and County funds to support our county’s small businesses.“~ The Greater Akron Chamber
ROUND 3 PROGRAM GUIDELINES AS MODIFIED SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
The Summit County COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program (the “Program”) is a grant fund that previously distributed more than $7.8 million and has been funded with an additional amount not to exceed $5 million that the County received through section 5001 of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (that “CARES Act”). The Program has been created by Summit County, with several community partners in order to assist small businesses throughout Summit County with the financial hardship imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help pay the costs of business interruption required by closures or that costs where businesses face uncertainty as to their ability to pay due to the pandemic. The below guidelines establish the businesses eligible for funding, the type of business expenses that can be paid with grant funds, the application and award process, the process for entities to make contributions to the Program and other general operating guidelines that govern the use of funds and program administration.
For more information and/or to apply for the grant, please visit >>>The Greater Chamber Website.