One of the Hudson Community Foundation’s primary purposes is to support the needs of our community and enhance a vibrant downtown community. The Hudson Community Foundation’s (HCF) has created a fund to support our local restaurants and retail stores during this coronavirus pandemic in recognition of the financial needs of these local businesses, due to government directives requiring business closures, operating restrictions and social distancing.
The HCF Restaurant & Retail Stores COVID Support Fund will provide grants up to $5,000 to qualifying Hudson Restaurant and Retail Stores businesses. Grants will be made available to ensure business continuity. Business owners will utilize funds to make reasonable best efforts to maintain operations.
To be eligible for a grant, companies must:
- Be locally owned and operated in Hudson.
- Use grant for business basic operating expenses, such as rent, utilities, equipment lease payments, covid19 required supplies.
- Have submitted an application to the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for economic injury specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic or an SBA 7(a) Loan under the Payroll Protection Program.
- Operate for profit. Non-profit entities of any type are not eligible.
- Be privately held.
- Have principal place of business for the business must be located within Hudson.
- Have been in operation for at least one year prior to February 1, 2020.
- Not be in receivership or bankruptcy.
- Certify in the application that they are current on all municipal and Summit County property tax obligations.
- Each grantee is limited to one grant per individual & business tax id. Eligibility is based on accurate and complete submission of request and submission of required documents.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Monday, June 8, 2020. Funds will be awarded no later than Monday, June 22, 2020.
Applications are available on the Hudson Community Foundation’s website, www.myhcf.org.
For more information call President, Amy Jordan at 330-655-3580 or email
Public Health Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19, Pandemic Preparedness Resources, Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- Ohio Department of Health: Resources for Local Health Districts and Providers
- County Departments of Public Health: Summit
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