Applications for this program have closed. Stay tuned for more information on upcoming assistance.

Small Business Relief Program

The COVID-19 pandemic hurt Akron's small business community. We are investing $1 Million dollars into a relief program to provide our business community with a much-needed lifeline.

Your small business may qualify for a $10,000 grant to help keep the lights on and keep jobs local.

Apply August 15th

We are here to help.

A completed application must be filled out by the business owner using the online submissions portal. Should a business be unable to use the online portal, the City will provide a paper copy of the application for the business to fill out to submit.

Scroll below for program requirements.


This grant program will be administered on behalf of the City of Akron by the Greater Akron Chamber.

All program inquiries and communications should be made with the Greater Akron Chamber at its dedicated email for the program or call
(330) 237-1219 or mail at 388 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44311


Funding Guidelines

For a full summary of eligibility requirements, allowable uses, and application details. Download the Notice of Funding Application below.