State grants available to help businesses affected by COVID-19

Applications open today, June 26, for Illinois businesses seeking assistance from the state’s Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program. The program, run by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, will provide help to restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, barbershops and salons, and other business which were unable to fully re-open during the coronavirus shutdown.

Click here for more information on the program and how to apply.

Click here for a statewide map of disproportionately-impacted communities for specific grant funding under the program.