Resources For Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Updated - November 12, 2020

ComEd Offers Assistance to Small Businesses

ComEd's new Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small-business customers that are past due on their energy bills with a one-time grant equal to 30 percent of their total ComEd balance (up to $1,000) for a limited time. Customers whose electric service has not been disconnected can then set up their remaining balance due on a payment plan of up to six months.

Small-business customers can visit ComEd.com/SmallBizAssistance or call 1-877-4-COMED-1 (1-877-426-6331) to learn more or apply for the Small Business Assistance Program.

10/02/20

ROUND 2 - Business Interruption Grants Now Available

The Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity has opened another round of Business Interruption Grants.  It is a rolling grant so there is no deadline but sooner is better than later.  Please see the link below for the grant information:

 https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/C19DisadvantagedBusGrants.aspx

The BIG program is open to all eligible businesses (for profit and nonprofit) with $20 million or less in annual revenue in 2019 and experienced losses due to COVID-19. The grant size will be equivalent to two months of expenses.  DCEO hosted webinars regarding this program. These webinar recordings from September 23, 2020 can be found by clicking on the links below:

9/28/20

NEW - Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Business and Mitigation Measures Frequently Asked Questions

This updated document from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

8/5/20 - Updated Frequently Asked Questions - Business Guidelines - CLICK HERE


Resources to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19

CLICK HERE to download document including a map of Emergency Medical Service Regions.

Update - Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines for Reopening - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) - CLICK HERE


State COVID-19 Resources for Business, Workers, and Residents

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A new, one-stop portal has been launched by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to assist Illinois Businesses, Workers and Residents navigate programs deployed as a result of COVIZD-19.  Please click on the graphic above or HERE for more information which will guide you through options for your specific situation.

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CLICK HERE FOR SKOKIE’S ZoomBusiness PRESS RELEASE

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 resources available to Skokie Businesses, please call our Hotline (847) 933-8472 or (847) 933-8471 or e-mail: leslie.murphy@skokie.org or len.becker@skokie.org.

LATEST BUSINESS PROGRAMS

SBA PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION AVAILABLE CLICK HERE

ILLINOIS TREASURERS OFFICE - SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAM CLICK HERE

SBA LOAN GRAPHIC CLICK HERE

SBA CARES LOAN CALCULATION SHEET: CLICK HERE 

Find more information for small businesses affected by coronavirus at www.sba.gov/coronavirus.  Subscribe to email updates from SBA at bit.ly/SubscribeIL to stay up to date on SBA news and events. SBA resource partners (Illinois Small Business Development Centers, WBDC, SCORE, Veterans Business Outreach Center) stand ready to help. Go to www.sba.gov/local-assistance to find a counselor or mentor.

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