Helping Small Businesses Navigate Uncertain Times

Cuyahoga County has established a Small Business Resource Center and Stabilization Fund to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. 
*******AS OF 5:00PM EST ON 4/23 THE GRANT PORTION OF THIS APPLICATION IS CLOSED. YOU CAN CONTINUE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION TO POTENTIALLY QUALIFY FOR OTHER FINANCIAL RESOURCES THROUGH THE STABILIZATION FUND********
 
Please complete this application so that we can direct business resources and assistance to you as soon as possible.  The application will also serve as a pre-screening tool for grants and loans from the Stabilization Fund and other community partners. 
 
About the Stabilization Fund
The Stabilization Fund provides working capital to businesses impacted by COVID-19 for business related expenses, including payroll, accounts payable, fixed costs, inventory, rent, and utilities.  Focuses of the Stabilization Fund include: Business Stabilization, Job Retention. Positioning for Long-term Recovery, and Support of Minority and Neighborhood-based Businesses.
 
Small Businesses with less than 500 employees can apply for loans through the Stabilization Fund.  Small businesses with less than 20 employees may be eligible for grants.
 
*Not all eligible businesses will receive a grant or a loan
 
About the Call Center and Website
The Small Business Resource Center Website and Call Center provide technical assistance and information about resources to assist during these economic times.

Businesses can reach live Call Center agents through the Small Business Resource Center Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, at (216) 452 – 9714 to assist with:  
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Applications
- Business Consulting 
- Other Financial Assistance 
- Unemployment Benefits
- Retaining and Retraining Employees

Did You Know?
SBA is offering Loans for small businesses up to $2 Million and $10,000 Advances?  For detailed information on SBA programs, visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus

*The Website Link to return to the Small Business Resource Center Website is listed at the end of the survey.  Please copy the link to save.

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* 1. Business Contact Information

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* 2. What County is your personal home address located in?

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* 3. Was your business registered in the State of Ohio on or before 04/17/2019?

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* 4. What is your current business need?  Please select all that apply

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* 5. Have you applied for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan up to $2 Million, a $10,000 Advance, or any other SBA loan programs?

***Visit www.sba.gov to apply for these programs

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* 6. What type of business owner are you?

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* 7. What is your business industry?

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* 8. Can your business be defined as any of the following business types?

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* 9. Employee Status 

*There are financial benefits and resources available for businesses who keep their employees on payroll.  Please share the following information about your employees

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* 10. What percentage of your employees would you estimate live/lived in Cuyahoga County?

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* 11. What was your estimated gross revenue for your business in 2019? 
*** Please do NOT include any symbols like number signs, decimals or commas***

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* 12. How much revenue have you lost? Please estimate any revenue decline you've experienced as a result of COVID-19 since March 17, 2020, if applicable.

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* 13. If your business is closed, do you have a plan to reopen within the next 12 months?

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* 14. What costs do you need financial assistance for, if at all? (please select all that apply)

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* 15. Is your business currently in receivership or bankruptcy?

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* 16. Is your business current on all local Cuyahoga County real estate taxes?

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* 17. Please identify if your business falls into any of these categories (select all that apply).

*Business may be able to access certain resources if they fall into one of these categories that may help solve a business need.

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* 18. Have you received a grant or loan to assist with COVID-19 related losses from any other Cuyahoga County local government or private fund?

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* 19. Are you interested in other services? (please check all that apply)

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* 20. How did you hear about this interest form?

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* 21. I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information herein is true, correct, and complete. I further acknowledge, that if I am approved for a grant or loan from the stabilization fund, I will complete the required post-funding survey within 30days of receiving funding. 

(Type your name below to serve as your signature)

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