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Rural Relief Small Business Grant

LISC invites small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program.

IRS Expanding Options For Resolving Tax Debt

This new IRS effort is called the Taxpayer Relief Initiative, and it aims to help those financially affected by COVID-19.

Taxpayers who owe taxes always had options to get help through payment plans and other tools from the IRS, and now they are expanding those tools. The revised COVID-related collection procedures will be helpful to taxpayers, especially those who have a record of filing their returns and paying their taxes on time. Here are the highlights of the Taxpayer Relief Initiative:

Small Business Relief Grant: Look For Email For Next Step To Approval

If you have submitted your application for the Ohio Small Business Relief Grant, please be aware that there is another step to approval. 

Be sure to check your email (and your junk/spam folder) for an email from with the Subject Line: Small Business Relief Grant Application Preliminarily Approved. 

The email reads as follows:


Summary of Pandemic Relief Programs for Ohio Small Businesses

Here is a summary of the current Covid-19 relief programs and grants available for Ohio Small Businesses.


County Grants Available through Valley Partners:

These grants are at the county level and are not the same as the state grant. See below for more details on the state grant.

Trumbull County Small Business Relief Fund Now Taking Applications


CARES 4 Trumbull, the grant program to assist small businesses in Trumbull County, is now available to county businesses. 

Each grant up to $10,000 will be awarded on a reimbursement basis for funds expensed on eligible items incurred from March 01, 2020 through December 11, 2020. 

Get Help Funding and Growing Your Business From Valley Partners


This is a great article that talks about many programs that are available through Valley Partners to help businesses in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We recommend that you read it at The Business Journal Daily.

Valley Partners (renamed from Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp.) was founded as a driver of the local economy in 1978, a year after Black Monday and the beginning of the end of the steel industry.

Tax Tips, Resources & News

Our blog, news feeds, forms, and links to helpful resources are provided to help you find the answers you seek any time of the day or night.

Please call us at 330-779-0781 for assistance.  We're here to guide you through your business and personal accounting, tax questions and obligations.


DJL Accounting & Consulting Group, Inc.
1570 South Canfield-Niles Road #C102
Youngstown, Ohio 44515 

Phone:  330 779 0781



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