The City of Maple Heights remains dedicated to our businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has assembled the following list of resources to help you through this time of disruption to your business operations. Below is an individual listing of financial and informational resources:
Through the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the following Federal resources are available to small businesses. The SBA’s Guide to Resources is available here: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources.
Economic Disaster Injury Program
The Economic Disaster Injury Program can provide eligible small businesses with a working capital loan of up to $2 million at 3.75% interest for up to a maximum of 30 years. Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
**Please note that the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes up to a $10,000 advance to small businesses as an emergency capital grant through the Economic Disaster Injury Program. Please use the application link above to apply for the capital grant.**
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
State and Local Resources
Small Business Relief Grant
Grant application opens on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:00a. The first 50 businesses in Cuyahoga County that meet all the requirements will receive a $10,000 grant; following the first 50 businesses, grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis as funds are available. Eligible businesses must have a physical location in the State, be a for-profit entity, have no more than 25 total or FTE employees, and have been in continuous operation since January 1, 2020 (excluding Covid-19 interruptions as a result of public health orders). Some eligible uses of funds include PPE, utility payments, mortgage or rent payments, salaries, wages, or compensation. More information and the application are available at businesshelp.ohio.gov.
Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund
Grant application opens on Monday, November 2, 2020, and is available to on-premise liquor permit holders. Roughly 30 permit types are eligible. More information and the application are available at businesshelp.ohio.gov.
JobsOhio and Department of Commerce Support Bars and Restaurants
To help bars and restaurants prepare to reopen, JobsOhio and the Ohio Department of Commerce are providing a $500 rebate to help restock high-proof spiritous liquor to eligible permits. There are more than 13,600 eligible permits in Ohio, totaling $6.8 million in potential rebates available to bars and restaurants. To view qualifying permits and to register for the liquor rebate program, visit Wholesale.OHLQ.com.
As the Ohio economy plans for businesses to begin operations again, the State of Ohio has provided guidance by sector for how modify the physical business space and customer interaction to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading. Learn more from the State of Ohio’s flyers by sector.
Greater Cleveland Partnership
If you are looking to fill open positions during this time, go to the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s (GCP) website to list the open positions.
Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Dividend
The Ohio BWC is working to provide additional dividends to Ohio businesses. Learn more at the Ohio BWC’s website.
Maple Heights Building Division
The Maple Heights Building Division is open at City Hall, processing permits and available to answer any questions you may have. Submit permits, applications, and fees via U.S. Mail or drop them off in the Building Department’s lockbox outside the main entrance to City Hall. The Division is in progress for developing a fully online option for submitting permits and applications.
Permits and applications are available on the Building Department webpage.