VILLA PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, urges businesses that suffered financially as a result of COVID-19 to apply for Business Interruption Grant funding through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity by 5 pm on Tuesday, July 7.
“The global pandemic has devastated businesses throughout Illinois. Financial assistance programs like the Business Interruption Grant can help some of the small businesses in our community get the extra help they need to survive during this difficult time,” said Conroy.
The first round of Business Interruption Grants will provide $60 million in relief to businesses that have temporarily shut down or have been heavily restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers may be eligible for grants worth up to $20,000. Salons and barbershops may be eligible for grants worth up to $10,000. Applications are due by 5 pm on Tuesday, July 7 and can be found on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website at https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/C19DisadvantagedBusGrants.aspx.
“The deadline for eligible businesses to apply is soon approaching and I urge any business that may be eligible during this round of funding to submit an application for consideration,” said Conroy. “My office and I are always here to help any resident or business connect with the resources they need to get through this crisis, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 630-415-3520.”