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Mayor Montz to propose Tiffin small business relief program Staff




Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz says he’ll be proposing a program to help local small businesses amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting.

Montz says if the Tiffin CARES Small Business Relief Program is approved by city council, more than $600,000 would be made available for locally-owned businesses in Tiffin to apply for grants to assist them with losses and expenses due to the pandemic.

Under the program, eligible small businesses would be able to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funds to be used for the reimbursement of certain eligible expenses.

Businesses must be a for-profit entity with a business location inside Tiffin city limits, must have been operational since January of 2019, must have experienced a financial impact due to COVID-19 and the public health emergency, have 40 or fewer employees as of March 1, 2020, and fall under a certain amount, to be determined, of gross revenue/receipts on an annual basis.

“I would encourage Tiffin small business owners to watch tonight’s council meeting to learn about additional details of the program,” Montz wrote in a post to social media.

The meeting will be streamed live on the City of Tiffin Government Facebook page beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Post-meeting coverage along with more information on the proposal will be available on