**last updated September 16, 2020**

FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL BUSINESS FINANCING RESOURCES

Small Business Administration Loan Resources – EIDL (Federal)
Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program (Illinois) – Round 2 application period opens September 17
Illinois Treasurer Business Invest – Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program (Illinois)
Cook County Small Business Assistance Grant (suburban Cook County businesses) – Application period ends October 6
Downstate Stabilization Program (unit of local government must apply)
Will County Small Business Assistance Grant Program – application period ends September 28, 2020
McHenry County Municipal Small Business Assistance Programs 

West Side United Small Business Grant – application period ends October 16, 2020
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Small Business Rescue Fund (Central IL)
Red Backpack Fund Grant for Female Entrepreneurs
Business For All Grant Powered by Hello Alice – application period ends September 25, 2020
GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund

Stay tuned for more information about financial assistance through the following entities that received CARES Act Funding – per release from the U.S. Department of Commerce:
Henry County Revolving Loan Fund
Bi-State Regional Commission (Mercer/Rock Island Counties)
City of Peoria Revolving Loan Fund
ACCION Chicago (Cook & Lake Counties)
City of RockfordSouthern Five Regional Planning District and Development Commission (Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties)
Madison County

SMALL BUSINESS RE-OPENING GUIDANCE

‘Restore Illinois’ – 5 Phase Regional Plan to Re-open Illinois
Chicago Reopening Framework

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