Small Business Protection Program

The County has established a grant program that allows for funding up to $15,000.  These funds are available to businesses that meet the following requirements:

  • Have less than 25 full-time employees. This count excludes part-time and contract employees.
  • You are a for-profit business registered with the Secretary of State. (if you are unsure if you qualify for a for-profit business, review the IRS guidelines)
  • Increased operating expenses resulting from the Responsible Restart Ohio protocols and guidelines.
  • Experienced operating losses as a result from COVID-19 and as compared to 2018/2019.

The application can be found HERE. Applications will not be accepted until Friday 11/13 at 2 P.M. Applications that are submitted before that time will not be considered.

Businesses that wish to apply will need to complete the application and email Zach Dowley at econdevelopment@co.delaware.oh.us the application and necessary additional documentation listed on the application.