Resources and Financial Assistance
Below is a list of agencies that are providing various services that may be of help in light of COVID-19. Please be sure to further research any resource listed below to confirm any service or operational changes and any residency or other requirements to utilize the service.
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The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is making a $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program available. Applications are being accepted until October 11, 2021. Grants will range from $5,000 to $150,000 per small business to help them recover from losses experienced in 2020 due to COVID-19. Several eligibility guidelines apply. For more information on eligibility, documentation required, how to get help applying, and a link to apply, visit www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/B2B.aspx.
DuPage County and Choose DuPage are reopening their Small Business Grant program, Reinvest DuPage, effective Monday, June 28, 2021. The program will use funding allocated to the County from the American Recovery Plan Act to provide grants that will cover operational expenses for small businesses, independent contractors, nonprofits and restaurants. Businesses can apply for up to $50,000 and independent contractors for up to $15,000 in relief. For details or to apply, contact Teresa O'Brien at (331) 401-5820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Utility and Housing Resources
The City of Naperville, in partnership with Loaves & Fishes, is offering temporary utility assistance for both small business and residential utility customers financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Residential and small business utility customers that meet established eligibility criteria are eligible to receive a one-time grant of up to $300 and $1500, respectively. The application period is currently open and applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis. For full eligibility requirements and to apply click the link above.
Search available resources throughout DuPage County in a variety of categories
Search available resources throughout Will County in a variety of categories.