Treasury Department and IRS’s Safe Harbor for small business to claim deductions relating to first-round PPP loans (April 2021)
Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program, Guide, and Sample (Apr. 19, 2021)
Tim and Bev O’Shaughnessy Loving Kindness Fund for Community Needs through Kindness and Compassion (DCCF)
DeKalb County Community Foundation
Applications Open for Spring 2021 Community Foundation Grants (Community Needs Grants & Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants)
Kishwaukee United Way
Illinois Department of Employment Security
IDES will begin processing applications for unemployment for Sole Proprietors and Independent Contractors on May 11.
DON’T WAIT. APPLY NOW. More information is available here IDES Federal-Stimulus-FAQ-April2020
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Hospitality Emergency Grant Program
COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant Programs
The State of Illinois recognizes the immense burden the COVID-19 crisis has placed on many businesses across our state, with many facing a disproportionate impact due to their inability to operate, loss of revenues, or recent property damage due to civil unrest. As part of a broader $900M community and business assistance program announced by Governor Pritzker on June 17, DCEO will make available two new business assistance programs. These programs will direct working capital to help businesses recover quickly – with capital funds to help businesses sustaining damages restore and repair.
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Illinois Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
MANY UPDATES to report:
Webinar: Update on PPP Flexibility Act
Join SBA’s Illinois District Office for online training on the SBA’s relief programs for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including the Paycheck Protection Program.
Log-on information will be sent in your email confirmation and through Eventbrite’s Digital Links page.
Visit sba.gov/coronavirus for updates on the loan program, guidance for businesses and employers, and other SBA resources.
Follow @SBA_Illinois on Twitter.
Need to talk to a small business coach or SBA team member? Visit sba.gov/local-assistance to find a resource near you or e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ComEd Taking Steps to help its Customers
Nicor Gas Company commits more than $1M
DeKalb County Lenders Participating in the PPP
Resource Bank — visit resourcebank.com for details.
First National Bank — visit FNBO for details.
First Midwest Bank — visit First Midwest Bank for details.
First State Bank — visit First State Bank for details.
Heartland Bank and Trust Co — visit Heartland Bank for details.