Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund
The City of Chicago recognizes that coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has put a difficult burden on our small business community. As a response to this challenge, the City is establishing a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund, which will help to provide small businesses with emergency cash flow during this immediate health crisis. Funds will be provided to eligible businesses as low-interest loans. Click here for more information or to apply.
Cook County Community Recovery Initiative
Cook County has launched a comprehensive initiative to provide economic relief to small businesses, non-profits, community service organizations and independent contractors (1099 workers) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Disaster Assistance
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) has created the Chamber Business Relief Fund to provide timely and meaningful financial resources to businesses significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. You can apply for funding here.
Illinois Municipal League Memo
Local assistance programs in certain communities and under development. This list will be updated as they come online. Click here for more information.
Lee Enterprises Local Marketing Grant Program
All Lee Enterprises advertising products offered are eligible for the matching grant, to help address distinct business objectives.
Grants will be issued up to $500,000 in total, ranging from $250 - $15,000 per month per client. Grants will be awarded for the months of April, May and June. Click here for more information.