Duke Energy Chamber Foundation Grant

Duke Energy Relief Funding | 2021

Cincinnati Chamber Foundation and Duke Energy partner to provide small business relief grants to support women, veteran, and minority-owned small businesses.

The Cincinnati Regional Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Duke Energy Foundation, will provide $75,000 in financial assistance for women-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses in the Cincinnati region. 

The Cincinnati Chamber will be selecting and distributing fourteen grants of $5,000 each to women-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses in need of general relief. The grants will provide financial assistance to help businesses recover from the economic effects brought on by COVID. 

The grants are meant to provide financial assistance and relief to help those eligible with the following:

  • Payroll Support
  • Paid Sick or Medical Leave
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Mortgage Payments
  • Legal Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Other Debt Obligations
Both Chamber members and non-members are eligible to apply for the funding. Applicants must have less than $1 million in annual revenues and fewer than 100 employees. 

Details on the grant funding:
Qualified costs for relief fund recipients include payroll support, paid sick or medical leave, insurance premiums, mortgage payments, and any other debt obligations. Recipients may also use funds toward legal or technical assistance for small businesses in navigating new federal and state programs.
Customers may not use the relief funds to pay for their Duke Energy utility bill.

Application deadline is September 17 | View 2020 Recipients

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