**last updated July 2, 2020**

FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL BUSINESS FINANCING RESOURCES

Small Business Administration Loan Resources – EIDL & PPP (Federal) – PPP application deadline extension pending
Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program (Illinois) – application closes July 7, 2020
Illinois Treasurer Business Invest – Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program (Illinois)
Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (Illinois – outside Chicago) – currently not accepting new applications
Downstate Stabilization Program (unit of local government must apply)
DuPage County Small Business Relief Grant
Lake County Small Business Assistance Grant – application opens July 7, 2020
McHenry County Municipal Small Business Assistance Programs 
City of Urbana Small Business Assistance Program

A Better Chicago Relief Fund for Non-Profits Serving Youth & Families (Cook & Collar Counties)
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Small Business Relief Grant – currently not open for new applications
Red Backpack Fund Grant for Female Entrepreneurs – next round opens July 6, 2020
Business For All Grant Powered by Hello AliceGoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund

SMALL BUSINESS RE-OPENING GUIDANCE

‘Restore Illinois’ – 5 Phase Regional Plan to Re-open Illinois
Illinois Phase III: Industry Guidelines for Re-Opening
Chicago Reopening Framework
Chicago Phase III: Industry Guidelines for Re-Opening

SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONAL RESOURCES

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance (Small Business Administration)
Guidance for Businesses and Employers in Response to COVID-19 (Center for Disease Control)
COVID-19 Information for Small Businesses (Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
How Small Businesses Can Prepare for COVID-19 (SCORE)
Supporting Chicago’s Small Business Community During COVID-19 (ChiBizHub)
Small Business Crisis Communication Planning for Small Businesses (SCORE)
COVID-19 Resources & Information for Restaurants (National Restaurant Association)
COVID-19 Resources & Information for Lenders and their Clients (Illinois Bankers Association)
Businesses affected by COVID-19: Guidance on updating Google info and temporary closures (Google Business)
Work, teach, and learn from anywhere (Google’s Remote Work hub)
Facebook for Business Tips & Resources Impacted by COVID-19 (Facebook)
Backing Your Business During COVID-19 Outbreak (Quickbooks)
Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive the Coronavirus (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
COVID-19 Communications & Social Media Toolkit (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
3 Expert Strategies for Curbing Coronavirus-Related Business Losses (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Starting an E-Commerce Business at a Moment of Crisis (Small Business Connection)
Four Sales Strategies to Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak (SmallBiz Trends)

FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL GENERAL RELIEF ORDERS

U.S. Department of Treasury & Internal Revenue Service Issue Guidance on COVID-19 Tax Relief (Federal)
U.S. Department of Labor COVID-19 Resources (Federal)
‘Restore Illinois’ – 5 Phase Regional Plan to Re-open Illinois
Chicago Reopening Framework
State of Illinois ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order (Illinois)
Pritzker Administration to Provide Unemployment Benefits to Workers Impacted by Coronavirus (Illinois)
Governor Pritzker Announces Sales Tax Deferral for Bars and Restaurants (Illinois)
Mayor Lightfoot Announces Temporary Suspension of Debt Collection, Ticketing and Towing (Chicago, IL)
Notice of Business License Extension Due to COVID-19 (5/20 – Chicago)
Cook County Property Tax Relief (5/13 – Cook County)

FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL HEALTH/SAFETY RESOURCES

Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Page
Illinois Department of Health COVID-19 Page
Chicago Department of Public Health COVID-19 Page