Small Business Growth

Assist businesses from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and expand entrepreneurship opportunities

Small Business Relief Grants

One-time $10,000 grant assistance for small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis.

These grants will provide assistance to small businesses to keep their doors open, protect local jobs threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, and increase the resiliency of local businesses within the City of Akron.

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THRIVE Mentorship Program 

Create a program to build capacity and increase their business readiness for minority-owned small businesses and Black entrepreneurs

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Akron Spaces & Places Grant Program

Provide up to $50,000 grants to small business located in a QCT to enhance outdoor spaces for COVID-19 mitigation or to improve the built environment

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Hotel Reopening Grant Program

Assistance to support safely reopening hotels and motels located in Akron, Ohio that are located in Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs).

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