Ohioans & Small Businesses

The Ohio Treasurer’s office is committed to improving the Buckeye State and the lives of its residents through trusted stewardship, wise investment, and bold innovation. 

Our programs and initiatives empower Ohioans to achieve success in different areas and stages of their lives, leading to a stronger and more prosperous Ohio for years to come.

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STABLE Account

A STABLE account is a specialized savings and investment account for people with disabilities that allows them to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain means-tested benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Through the STABLE Account program, we are helping individuals living with disabilities to achieve greater financial security and independence.

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Financial Literacy

Through its Compass Awards program, the Treasurer’s office recognizes organizations and individuals across Ohio who are working to advance financial literacy and empowerment. Compass Award honorees have demonstrated a proven record of success in preparing youth to make wise financial decisions in the future.

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Family Forward

Too often, insurmountable financial hurdles stand in the way of families wishing to open their hearts and homes through adoption. The Family Forward initiative aims to chip away at these financial barriers by providing prospective parents with reduced interest loans. Legislation to implement Family Forward is pending before the Ohio General Assembly. 

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ECO-Link

ECO-Link helps homeowners finance home improvement projects aimed at reducing overall energy costs. Reduced interest loans made available through ECO-Link may be used for projects related to remodeling, roofing, siding, heating and cooling system replacement, solar power, appliances, landscaping, and more.

 

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GrowNOW

Through GrowNOW, job creators may qualify for reduced interest rates on new or existing small business loans aimed at helping them expand their businesses or operations. Participating businesses must commit to creating or retaining at least one full-time or two part-time jobs in the State of Ohio for every $50,000 borrowed.

 

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ReEnergize OHIO

ReEnergize Ohio helps businesses renovate buildings, expand operations, upgrade and add equipment, or install energy saving products and systems by providing interest rate reductions on new or existing small business loans.

 

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Ag-LINK

Agriculture is the backbone of Ohio’s economy, and Ag-LINK helps farmers and agribusinesses finance many of the upfront operating costs required for doing business. Through the Ag-LINK program, eligible farmers and agribusinesses may obtain interest rate reductions on new or existing loans used to purchase for feed, seed, fertilizer, fuel, and other related expenses.