COVID-19 Financial Resources

The DeKalb County COVID-19 Response Fund (DCCRF) application will be available at 5:00 PM on Monday, April 6th.  Grant requests are due Wednesday, April 8th at 12:00 PM (Noon).  Please see the links below to review the Grant Guidelines and the Grant Application.  Grant applications to be submitted-DeKalb County Community Foundation Website



For questions related to the new Fund or Advisory Committee, please contact Dan Templin, or 815-748-5383. For questions related to grantmaking, please contact Community Foundation Grants Director Tiffany McQueen Lewis at


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


COVID-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Guide

Small Business Guide Checklist


Hospitality Emergency Grant Program

Important Application Information Here

Emergency Financal Assistance Updates




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)



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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First Midwest Bank Financial Relief Assistance


Dear Valued Client –

We understand that in these unprecedented times you are experiencing tremendous pressure to keep your business running and provide for the safety and well-being of your employees. As you know, the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a new and quickly developing program.

We understand the urgency to get started and fully anticipate there will be plenty of funds available next week and into the weeks ahead. On Saturday April 4, 2020, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee, said that based on day one of the PPP, estimates point to funds not running out until around June 6th. Senator Rubio also reported that he and the Committee are committed to seeking more funding for the PPP.

First Midwest Bank has been working diligently to get our online application process up and running. Over the past 3 days First Midwest along with industry peers have run into different back-end technical complexities that have caused delays and resulted in our inability to accept applications as of now.  We continue to work tirelessly to fix the application and plan to be online soon. It is our mission to deliver a reliable platform for you to participate in this important relief program.

We will notify you as soon as we are able to accept PPP applications for existing First Midwest Bank business deposit and business loan clients on our website.


We encourage you to prepare the documentation that will be needed for the application process, in electronic/digital format. The SBA has defined the following documentation* as acceptable:

  • Articles of incorporation or partnership agreement, as applicable
  • Corporate bylaws or Operating Agreement for borrower
  • 2019 Year-end Balance Sheet and Income Statement
  • Payroll Documentation, which needs to detail
    • List of employees, annual compensation, and country of residence

We are all in this together. Thank you for choosing First Midwest Bank


First Midwest Bank-Certified SBA Lender

Heartland Bank & Trust Company

COVID-19 Information/SBA Lender



First National Bank


A Preferred Lender for the SBA





ComEd Taking Steps to help its Customers


Click here to learn about ComEd’s Assistance program


Nicor Gas Company commits more than $1M

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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

PayPal Helping Customers

Learn how PayPal is helping its customers

Area 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.