The county Department of Development was tasked by commissioners with overseeing the grant application and review process. Jill Meyer, county fair housing coordinator/grant administrator, was credited by development Director Rich Osgood with handling the detailed paperwork processing.
“We are grateful to be able to help them,” Osgood said of the small businesses and nonprofit organizations who qualified for a grant.
The county itself could have absorbed the CARES funds for its needs but decided to share after seeing other government agencies who received money were not working with businesses and nonprofits, Evans said.
“I think it is important we keep these businesses and nonprofits afloat,” he said.
“I am so glad we did this,” said Commissioner Ted Mercer.
The county will use the remaining CARES money for expenses, which must be related to COVID-19, including salaries for sheriff’s deputies and correction officers, sanitation and safety equipment, among others.
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Miami County grants
The following Miami County businesses were awarded grants in the second round:
Patty’s IGA, $25,000
MRM Ventures – Harrison’s, $25,000
Brower Stationers Inc., $9,495
Kerber Sheet Metal Works, $25,000
Jumpy’s Fun Zone, $10,330
K’s Hamburger Shop, $9,936
Links and Computers, $8,700
Stellar Staffing LLC/Cedar Springs Pavilion, $25,000
Mojo’s Bar and Grllle, $24,711
Quinn’s Commercial Cleaning, $5,300
Tri-Direct LLC, $4,614
Buecker’s Interiors Inc., $24,000
Shindig’s Travel Service, $ 15,543
Your Personal Florist, $10,633
Schmidlapp Homestead LLC, $1,467
Dolphin Swim Club, $25,000
The following nonprofits were awarded, $239,302 total:
Troy Recreation Association, Pink Ribbon Girls, Miami County Agricultural Society, Isaiah’ Place, First United Methodist Church: all $25,000
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum, $15,731
Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, $10,000
Tipp Monroe Community Services, $7,591
Miami County YMCA, $24,964
Needy Basket, $15,341
OSU Extension $24,854
Tipp City Area Arts Council, $8,640
Troy Community FM, $8,640