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Tiffin City Council approves creation of Small Business Relief Program Staff




TIFFIN — During its meeting Tuesday evening, Tiffin City Council approved legislation to create the Tiffin CARES Small Business Relief Program, to provide small businesses in the city with financial relief from loss of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tiffin will be utilizing over $600,000 of its CARES Act allotment for the first round of assistance, with the potential for a second round if additional funds become available.

The program is currently being developed by the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (TSEP) in conjunction with the City Administration.

Information on how to apply for funds and other details will be forthcoming soon. TSEP will administer the program.

“I am proud that Tiffin City Council has made this proactive step to help our small businesses negatively affected by the pandemic and give them a hand up as they adapt their businesses for the future,” Mayor Aaron Montz said.

“Thank you to Mayor Montz and Tiffin City Council for supporting our small, locally-owned businesses. These businesses give back the most to our community, and using these funds to provide some relief is the right step to take,” Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bryce Riggs said.

On Sept. 2, the Senate passed SB 375, which would distribute the remaining $650 million in federal CARES Act funds on a per capital basis to Ohio’s political subdivisions.

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