New grants available for modest companies in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE, Ohio — There is very good news for compact enterprises in Avon Lake — and it isn’t coming any far too quickly.

The Metropolis of Avon Lake, in partnership with the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, is launching a COVID-19 Tiny Business enterprise Reduction Grant method.

A overall of $100,000 in grants is becoming manufactured accessible. Purposes will be available commencing at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 1), in accordance to Avon Lake Economic Development Director Ted Esborn.

The software can be found on the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce web-site, and the done purposes really should be despatched to the chamber.

On Nov. 23, City Council approved the use of $100,000 in Coronavirus Help, Aid and Financial Protection (CARES) Act funds to create the grant application.

“The Avon Lake administration and City Council fully have an understanding of the financial toll that the COVID-19 virus has taken on our area financial state, primarily the modest small business local community,” reported Mayor Greg Zilka.

“In March, we labored with our Group Improvement Corp. on a grant to regional dining establishments and taverns just as they were being compelled to shut. On a broader scale, the town is now supplying $100,000 in grants to little businesses for the reason that of the restriction of small business several hours and the chance of yet another shutdown.

“Every little little bit assists. We hope that the local community will purchase regional and be generous,” Zilka stated.

Esborn stated: “In some strategies, this escalation of COVID-19 makes it sense like it did back again in March. We don’t have any forced closures now, but the troubles that our smaller firms facial area –going into wintertime with an elevated virus risk — gave us a comparable conviction that we had to act.”

“The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce is delighted to perform with the City of Avon Lake on the extension of the grant method started in April,” explained Tony Gallo, president and CEO of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce.

“As the extended COVID-19 pandemic continues, the proactive tactic that the mayor and council are getting will aid the nearby Avon Lake firms most at threat.”

Purposes will be accepted Nov. 9 as a result of Dec. 13.

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