Since the start of the pandemic, our journalists have brought news of Covid-19 to our audience at a staggering pace. As our readership grew, so did the realization of the gravity of this shared experience. Powered by the responsibility to our community of reporting with integrity, Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer saw record numbers of readers find news of the pandemic and Ohio’s—and the nation’s—response.

Deeply rooted in Northeast Ohio, the Advance Ohio team shares your sense of hope as the restrictions of the past few months relax. Together, we will emerge from our homes to find a changed community landscape. Together, we will turn the lights back on in our local businesses.

That’s why Advance Ohio is committing up to $10 Million in Grants to support the marketing, advertising, and branding needs of our Ohio businesses. At Advance Ohio, the success of our community is priority number one. At Advance Ohio, we care.

Sincerely,

Brad Harmon, Midwest Regional President

How we Can Help

This grant program can double your marketing impact by matching advertising dollars spent with added exposure in the Plain Dealer, cleveland.com and Sun News. The grants start at $1,500, and will be matched up to $50,000.*

HOW TO APPLY

To start the application process, fill out the information below. 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.

Apply for the Advance Ohio Grant Program

*While we strive to help all; funds may not be available for certain products and categories. Matching funds must land within the same month as paid schedules in the months of June, July and August 2020. Please apply for more information.

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