COVID-19 Business Support
11/24/2020 Non-Profit Community Grant Applications Now Accepted
Based on findings from the Worthington Community Coronavirus Survey conducted in August and September, mental health and financial impacts are the top concerns of Worthington citizens. See key findings and the full data report here.
To help address these concerns, the City of Worthington has created the Community Support & Relief Grant Program to support our local non-profit organizations in addressing the impacts of the pandemic on our community. This program will provide cash grants to eligible not-for-profit organizations for expenses and programming directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 4th. Applications will be reviewed by the City’s Community Grant Review Team in early December. Funds will be awarded for programs and services deemed to have the most impact on the challenges the Worthington community is experiencing as a result of COVID-19.
Review Application Guidelines here To apply, please include the following documentation:
- Completed Application Form
- Budget for Grant Funding
- Completed W-9 Form
- Documentation of Not-For-Profit Status
11/24/2020 Update: ReBoot Grant Funding Still Available
Limited funds remain available for the third round of ReBOOT Grant funding from the City of Worthington to assist small businesses and non-profit organizations in Worthington. The goal is to retain jobs, spur economic activity and offset revenue losses attributed to COVID-19. The funds are made available through federal coronavirus relief CARES Act funding. Grant funds are going quickly so applicants should apply soon to be included. Download the application here.
11/13/2020 ReBOOT Round 3 Announcement
A third round of ReBOOT Grants are coming! Worthington City Council recently approved a third round of grant funding for small businesses and non-profit organizations in Worthington. The goal of this program is to retain jobs, spur economic activity, and offset revenue losses attributed to COVID-19. The funds are being made available through federal coronavirus relief CARES Act funding.
The ReBOOT program will provide cash grants to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations of less than 30 full-time-equivalent employees that are able to demonstrate year-over-year revenue losses of at least 25%. New applicants are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in funding, while prior ReBOOT recipients can receive $2,500.
Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, November 16th at 8am via email submission. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. It is anticipated that grant funds may go quickly, so please plan accordingly. The grant application can be completed in advance and can be found at the link below. Applications received prior to 8am on the 16th will not be accepted. Submission instructions are included on the application form.
Community Grants for Non-Profit Organizations
A second grant program is also being developed to assist area non-profit organizations that support the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of the greater Worthington community. Unlike the ReBOOT Program's focus on job retention and revenue loss, this program is aimed at providing funding to non-profits to help supplement their programming and service offerings.
For questions about either grant program, please contact David McCorkle with the City of Worthington at (614) 436-4518 or via email at email@example.com
Worthington ReBOOT Initiative
Our top priority is helping your business reopen safely and successfully. To support this effort, the City of Worthington, the Worthington Partnership, and many other local business experts have collaborated to form the Worthington Responsible Business Opening & Operations Team, aka the ’Worthington ReBOOT’.
Worthington ReBOOT was created to engage and assess the needs of our business community during this challenging time. The feedback we received has been used to identify new resources and programs that the City has quickly implemented to help our small business community. This includes the "We’re Open" marketing campaign and the ReBOOT Worthington Grant Program. We hope that you will consider sharing your thoughts with our team!
"We’re Open" Campaign
We’re excited to share that many of our businesses have reopened! Look for the "We’re Open" and "Open to All" signs in the window of your favorite Worthington store or a feather flag out front! You can also find a curated list of local Worthington businesses and their current hours and offerings at http://experienceworthington.com/small-business-support