Grants Available For Businesses

There are a number of federal and state grant and loan programs that are available for Ohio businesses.  Below you will find some of the current opportunities for either grant or loan funding.  Please check back on this page, as it will be updated regularly.

Program: Workplace Wellness Grant Program
Agency: Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Amount: $15,000
Closing Date: Rolling
Information on Grant: Employers who want to improve the health and wellness of their workers can benefit from this program that assists employers with establishing training and programs to reduce health risk factors to meet the needs of their employees.  No matching funds required.  This grant is to start a new wellness program.
Link for More Information: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/downloads/blankpdf/WrkPlaceWellness.pdf


Program: Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program
Agency: USDA
Loan: up to $40,000,000
Closing Date: Rolling
Information on Grant: The Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program is a part of USDA’s Build Back Better initiative to strengthen critical supply chains and our food system. This program guarantees loans of up to $40 million for qualified lenders to finance food systems projects, specifically for the start-up or expansion of activities in the middle of the food supply chain. The program will support new investments in infrastructure for food aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation, wholesaling, and distribution to increase capacity and create a more resilient, diverse, and secure U.S. food supply chain.
Link for More Information: https://www.rd.usda.gov/food-supply-chain-guaranteed-loans

Program: Workforce Safety Innovation Center
Agency: Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Amount: N/A
Closing Date: 5/13/2022 and intent to apply must be submitted by 4/14/2022
Information on Grant: BWC is investing $30 million (in grants) for the research and development of new, cutting-edge PPE technologies and products that will reduce the frequency and severity of on-the-job injuries.
Link for More Information: https://info.bwc.ohio.gov/about-bwc/workplace-safety-innovation-center/wsic-grant-application

Program: COVID-19 Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund
Agency: City of Columbus
Amount: Varies, $5,000 and up
Closing Date: 4/25/2022
Information on Grant: The Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund will offer $8 million dollars in grants to small businesses specifically impacted by COVID-19. These grants are intended to help those in underserved communities, minority-owned businesses, disadvantaged businesses, and veteran-owned businesses.
Link for More Information: https://sbdccolumbus.com/columbus-franklin-county-recovery-grant/

Program: Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant
Agency: USDA
Amount: $200,000
Closing Date: 5/24/2022
Information on Grant: The MPIRG supports a range of eligible meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities, including facilities operating under State inspection or those exempt from Federal inspection, in making facility improvements and carrying out other planning activities necessary to obtain a Federal Grant of Inspection or to operate as a State-inspected facility that is compliant with the cooperative interstate shipment program under the Federal Meat Inspection Act or Poultry Products Inspection Act.
Link for More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

Program: Expansion of Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Across the U.S.
Agency: CDC
Amount: $1,000,000
Closing Date: 6/6/2022
Information on Grant: This funding opportunity supports implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention in the U.S.

Link for More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html


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