COVID-19 Financial Resources

DeKalb County Community Foundation Promise Grants

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Small Business Fund (10/2021)

Back to Business Grant Program (B2B) August, 2021

Grants Open for Fall at the DeKalb County Community Foundation (July, 2021)


Ellwood House Internship Fund Promotes Racial Diversity and Opportunity (May 2021)


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)


PPP Information by DPC (01-11-2021) & PPP Application Form & PPP Second Draw Application Form


Tim and Bev O’Shaughnessy Loving Kindness Fund for Community Needs through Kindness and Compassion (DCCF)


Grant Programs at the DeKalb County Community Foundation (Feb. 2021)


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Kishwaukee College, Feb. 2021)


DCNP Professional Development Microgrant Program


Small Business Update: More on PPP Loans and the Employee Retention Tax Credit Jan 2021


Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans Dec. 22, 2020


Summary of the COVID Relief Bill Passed by the House and Senate on Dec. 21


FSA Assistance Housing & Utility Payments


Local Small Business Recovery Fund


LOWES/LISC Partnership & Recovery Business Relief Grant


Main Street Lending Program



DeKalb County Community Foundation

Applications Open for Spring 2021 Community Foundation Grants (Community Needs Grants & Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants)

DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Grant

YEP (Youth Engaged in Philanthropy) Grants

COVID-19 Grant Opportunity Made Possible by Local Funders

Professional Development Microgrant Information


Kishwaukee United Way

DeKalb County EFSP Funding

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Attention 1099 Workers Unemployment Benefits

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


Independent Contractors Guide to the CARES Act

Employee Retention Tax Credit COVID-19

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

COVID-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Guide

Small Business Guide Checklist

Employer Guide Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs

Coronavirus Response Toolkit


Hospitality Emergency Grant Program

Important Application Information Here

Emergency Financial Assistance Updates


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.

DCEO Business Interruption Grants Available


Essential Business Checklist3-22


Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

Genoa-Sycamore Businesses CDBG Downstage Stabilization Program

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.

Announcement SBA Extends Deferment Period

Round 2 of PPP Program Jan. 2021

Paycheck Protection Program ReOpened until August 8th

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program has re-opened

SBA & Treasury Revised Guidelines PPP (06-16-2020)

PPP_Report_Public_200606 FINAL_-508


20-41 05 15 20 SBA Treasury PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

3245-0407 SBA Form 3508 PPP Forgiveness Application

Payroll Protection Program-Applications Resume April 27th

PPP Borrower Information Fact Sheet


Small Business Cares Act

CARES Act Operational Checklist

Locate an SBA Lender

Agriculture Businesses now eligible for SBA funding

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Guide

SBA Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans Comparison

PPP Memo from DCEO 040220


IL_16370 EIDL Fact Sheet

March 19 20-301 IL 16370 SBA Working Capital Loans Available Dueto Coronavirus

March 19 20-302 SP Illinois 16370 SBA Working Capital LoansAvailable Due to Coronavirus

Illinois Small Business Service Bulletin-We Can Help!

EIDL – Small Business Training – 3-20-20 v1


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ComEd Taking Steps to help its Customers


2020-11-11 Small Business Assistance Program

2020-11-9 Helping Hand release FINAL

2020.06.18 ComEd ICCSettlementCustomerSupport Release FINAL

ComEd 200416 FRU suspension extension release

Click here to learn about ComEd’s Assistance program


Nicor Gas Company commits more than $1M

Nicor Gas COVID-19 Business Resource Center

Protect yourself from a utility scam!

We’re committing more than $1M to local nonprofits to support relief efforts

Helping Customers in Need

Taking steps to ensure safe, reliable service

Why Paperless Billing makes sense now

DeKalb County Lenders Participating in the PPP


Resource Bank — visit 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.