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Illinois Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance

ednesday afternoon Governor  Pritzker announced three new state initiatives  to assist with the COVID -19 crisis.  Please go to https:/www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/EmergencySBAIntiatives.aspx for more information.  Small businesses must apply for the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program by April 1st.  Please look over this and other Grant programs outlined within that link.  There are stipulations to understand. 

All three of these programs do apply to our region.

All small businesses and non-for profits needing assistance can also look into SBA Economic Impact Disaster Loans. Should you have businesses or non-profits that have questions, please direct them to AllianceSBDC.org to request an appointment (as this will get them directly into our system and enable our confidentiality agreement). Much of the information we have on EIDLs is already populated on our website. 

The IL SBDC at the Starved Rock Country Alliance is working hard to serve our communities. 

Keep well, strong, and Small Business On!


Amy Lambert, Executive Director                                  Jack Dzuris, Executive Director
Illinois Small Business Development Center                    Streator Chamber of Commerce