Since the beginning of COVID-19, our and The Plain Dear journalists have brought news and information to our audience at a staggering pace. As we continued to see record numbers of readers on and The Plain Dealer, the realization grew of the gravity of this shared experience. At Advance Ohio, we knew we wanted to take part in helping our community thrive as Cleveland reopens.

Our community needs our support now, more than ever. In response, Advance Ohio is pledging up to $10 Million in Matching Grants to support the marketing, advertising, and branding needs of our Ohio businesses.

The application process can take as little as 2 minutes and is completed by filling out a short questionnaire at this link. Once submitted, you’ll hear back within 48 hours. A member of our team will connect by email or phone to let you know if your grant was approved and to begin discussions on how to best utilize the advertising grant.

Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2020.

Advance Ohio is committed to helping local businesses like yours continue to thrive. We truly are in this together, Cleveland.

For more information and to apply please visit or contact us, today!