Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Office of Community Development
Grants of up to $25,000 to Illinois local units of government in eligible regions to provide financial assistance to eligible businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Applicants must conduct a public hearing prior to applying. Funding is intended to provide for the working capital expenses of businesses, including employee salaries, general operating expenses, inventory, and advertising and marketing expenses. Municipalities must not be a HUD direct Entitlement community or be located in an urban county that receives "entitlement" funds.
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and its detrimental impact on small businesses, the State is invoking its option to adjust Community Development Block Grant allocations to address specific needs to benefit Illinois’ non-entitlement communities in case of unforeseen circumstances.
These funds may be used to assist private for-profit small retail and service businesses, or businesses considered non-essential by the Governor’s Executive Order without the ability for employees to work remotely. Businesses must have at least one full-time equivalent (FTE) employee other than the owner(s) but must not exceed 50 employees (total number of people employed) including the business owner(s).
To ensure that the State-administered program meets the intent of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, benefiting businesses of the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant must meet the national objective of Urgent Need. To demonstrate, businesses must have been operating continuously with the same ownership since January 1, 2017 (at a minimum) and provide documentation on the financial health of the business in 2017, 2018, 2019 and currently. This documentation will be available to the public as part of the application process and is subject to FOIA. Benefiting businesses should have solid commitments to remain open or reopen,and retain or re-employ permanent jobs.
GrantWatch ID#: 189318
The program component makes funds available for 60 days of verifiable working capital up to a grant ceiling of $25,000.
A grant agreement will be issued to the local government for a contract period of twelve months. All grants must meet the National Objective of Urgent Need for the benefiting business. If circumstances beyond a grantee’s control are apparent and impact the project, a grantee may apply for an extension, which may, or may not be granted. No more than one six-month extension may be considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To avoid the spread of COVID-19, all applications must be submitted by scanning in the required documents and e-mailing them to: email@example.com
For technical assistance, please reach out to the grant manager in your area (see Supporting Documents below), email the above email address, or call the Office of Community Development at 217/785-6174.
Wendy Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CSFA Number 420-75-2398
USA: Illinois: Municipalities must not be a HUD direct Entitlement community or be located in an urban county that receives "entitlement" funds.
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