Wednesday , 18 May 2022

Lorain County COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program

Lorain County, Ohio; The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at Lorain County Community College today announce the 2nd round of grants via the Lorain County COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Program, the emergency grant for Lorain County businesses.

The new funders in this round of grants include the City of Avon, Lubrizol, US Bank, and PNC Bank. They join the previous funders of Nord Family Foundation, KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, Northwest Bank, CommStar Credit Union and Achieve Credit Union. Proceeds from the sale of “Lorain County Strong” T-shirts also provided funding for this round.

Lorain County COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program is a grant for businesses located within Lorain County with 3-20 employees with a maximum grant of $2500. The City of Avon’s contribution will only go toward businesses located within their community. There will still be grants given to other Lorain County businesses from the additional funding. 

“We are very happy to be able to continue to help our Lorain County Businesses by providing an additional round of grants, especially now as businesses are reopening. The 34 businesses who received the first round were all very excited to get some financial help. We are grateful for the new funding stream and the generosity of all who participated” says Lisa Hutson, Director of the SBDC at LCCC. 

“We are happy to provide 35 new grants to City of Avon businesses and an additional 8 grants to businesses located elsewhere in Lorain County. When the grant program is finished, we will have provided over $192,500 in funding to our locally owned businesses from every area of Lorain County”, said Tony Gallo, President of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce. 

The Lorain County COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program applications for City of Avon businesses will be available starting on Monday May 18 at 8:00 a.m. on the chamber’s website. The applications that were previously received for other Lorain County communities will be considered for the additional 12 grants. For more information, visit

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