Agency / Department: Mentor
Resource: Small Business Restart Program
Details: “The city established the Small Business Restart Program to assist small businesses which closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was given $200,000 in grant funds, from City of Mentor‚Äôs Community Development Block Grant Funds, to help business owners reopen.
Each business can receive up to $500 to be used for rent or mortgage reimbursement.
Business must have less than 25 employees;
Must be a non-franchise, independently owned and operated;
Is doing business at a ‚Äúbricks and mortar‚Äù facility in the city (home-based businesses not eligible);
Was closed and unable to conduct any business activity as a result of a required government order;
Was at no time in violation of that government order;
Is not in default or currently delinquent on any loan provided through the Mentor Economic Assistance Corporation;
Reopens for business; and remains open for no less a time period than the period which the payment requested for reimbursement was made.”