Avon Lake COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Application

The Avon Lake COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program (the “Program”) is a grant fund that has been created in order to assist small businesses in Avon Lake with the financial hardship imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Generally, the amount of the grant per business will range from $1,000 to a maximum of $2,500.

Grant Application

NOTE: Applications are only being accepted for businesses located in the City of Avon Lake.

Avon Lake COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant

Applications must be submitted electronically to agallo@LorainCountyChamber.com.

Grant Information

Eligible businesses will be able to receive grant funds from the program in order to assist with operating expenses incurred during 2020. Generally, the amount of the grant per business will range from $1000 to a maximum of $2,500. The amount of each grant award will be determined by the applicant’s request and the documentation supporting the request. Applicants must submit an application to the Chamber, which will review the application for completeness and compliance with the guidelines. In reviewing the application materials, the Chamber will be in regular contact with the City to provide the status of each application. Applicants who meet the criteria set forth below will be awarded funding on a first come-first serve basis. Once approved, and upon proper receipt of all required documentation, the Chamber will issue payment, and the City will deliver payment to the business as soon as practical. All grant funds will be used solely for business-related expenses, as set forth below. All grants made under the Program are being made with the intention to provide immediate funding to small businesses to meet their business needs, to keep small businesses in Avon Lake operating, and to retain as many jobs as possible in light of the severe economic hardships brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a summary of the Grant Information. Read the Program Requirements for full details.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for grant funds under the Program, Avon Lake Businesses must meet the following requirement: The businesses shall NOT be one of the following, regardless of its general eligibility above: Business must show how Covid-19 has interrupted, reduced, or impaired operation

This is a summary of the Eligibility Requirements. Read the Program Requirements for full details.

Final eligibility and ineligibility determinations and Grant Awards shall be solely at the discretion of the Grant Underwriting Team.