U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses experiencing substantial economic impacts as a result of COVID-19.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Hospitality Emergency Grant Program
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is offering Hospitality Emergency Grants to qualifying food and beverage businesses and hotels impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The applications for the lottery are open from March 25-April 1.
Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Resources
The City of Chicago has always played an active role in helping small businesses. This site includes information about financial assistance resources available throughout Chicago via BACP.
Information regarding Unemployment Benefits from the State of Illinois is available.
Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund
As a direct response to COVID-19 and the strain it is placing on our city’s small businesses, The City of Chicago is establishing a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund which will help to provide small businesses with emergency cash flow during this immediate health crisis.
Workforce – Employment Opportunities
There are companies in need of employment support during this crisis. Organizations that can help support those looking for work are Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.
The National Council of Nonprofits
Recording of “Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?”