**last updated January 13, 2021**

FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL BUSINESS FINANCING RESOURCES

Small Business Administration Loan Resources – EIDL (Federal)
Rebuild Distressed Communities Grant Program (for Illinois businesses that sustained damage due to civil unrest) – application period closes January 21st
Illinois Treasurer Business Invest – Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program (Illinois)
Downstate Stabilization Program (unit of local government must apply)

City of Peoria Business Recovery Grant Program – application period closes January 18th
City of Rock Island COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Grant

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Rural Relief Small Business Grants – next round opens January 26th
The Barstool Fund
GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund
DishRoulette Kitchen Grant (minority owned restaurants in Chicago)

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)
eBay Seller School – Free Small Business Online Training

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