With more than $25,414.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $19,115.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Ohio. There are 192,796 business establishments in the state of Ohio, and they break down to the following:

Ohio Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 104,867 registered businesses in Ohio have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 36,383 registered businesses in Ohio have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 22,898 registered businesses in Ohio have 10-19 employees.
  • 20,163 registered businesses in Ohio have 20-99 employees.
  • 4,788 registered businesses in Ohio have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 3,697 registered businesses in Ohio have over 500 employees.

Ohio Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 24,790 registered businesses in Ohio are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 14,083 registered businesses in Ohio are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 23,525 registered businesses in Ohio are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 28,769 registered businesses in Ohio are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 76,000 farms in the state of Ohio.

Starting and managing a small business in Ohio is not an easy task. Over $171,931,000,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Ohio and more than 72,924 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Ohio, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Ohio, contact Ohio financial aid agencies, or

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Current online applicants in Ohio are browsing from the following cities: Cumberland, Centerburg, South Charleston, Kitts Hill, Chesterhill, Bluffton, Northwood, Rutland, Carey, Patriot

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Delivering scalable Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) management technologies in the Ohio region (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 22 SOI 0019
Agency: Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army -- Corps of Engineers
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $500,000
Delivering Scalable Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Prevention Technologies in the Ohio Region (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 22 SOI 0020
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $500,000
“Evaluating the Economic Implications of Low Flow Augmentation on the Ohio River" (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 22 SOI 0022
Agency: Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army -- Corps of Engineers
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $45,000
“Evaluating the Economic Implications of Low Flow Augmentation on the Ohio River” (apply)

Funding Number: W912HZ 22 SOI 0022
Agency: Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army -- Corps of Engineers
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $45,000
“Delivering Scalable Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Prevention and Management Technologies for Freshwater Ecosystems for the Ohio River” (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 22 SOI 0021
Agency: Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army -- Corps of Engineers
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $500,000
Conservation Innovation Grants Ohio Program (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS OH CIG 22 NOFO0001135
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $150,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Ohio (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R05 1884
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $6,261,446
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion - Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH 1818
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,027,077
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 – OHIO (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS OH CIG 20 GEN0010762
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $150,000
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee -- States of Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CM R12 1798
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $64,910,486

 

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