Resources for Local Businesses

Illinois Department of Commerce: Emergency small business loans and grants assistance

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Small Business Assistance: Free resources including educational information, webinars, and one-on-one advising.

City of Des Plaines: Aid, relief, and resources for local businesses

Des Plaines Business Assistance Grants:

Grants up to $15,000 are available to businesses impacted by COVID-19 through the city’s Economic Development Small Business Assistance Program. Funds can be used to cover business expenses such as wages, rent/mortgage, utility payments, workspace modifications, PPE, and more.

The City of Des Plaines is allocating federal funding from the CARES Act, with a focus on the immediate financial needs of local small businesses through a partnership with the Center of Concern.

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