State Senator Doris Turner is asking all local businesses to take advantage of Back to Business grants. The deadline for applying is October 13th. These grants have allocated $250 million in funding for small businesses experiencing COVID-19 losses, and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will continue to award grants on a rolling basis.
State Senator Turner says that she is proud of the work done by the General Assembly to invest dollars in communities that need it. The program acts a stimulus to give business resources needed to come back stronger and more resilient.
Eligible businesses may visit the DCEO website. Grants will be provided from $5,000 to $150,000 depending on how many losses were experienced. The administration will accept applications through October 13th.
State Senator Turner says that businesses in the district received nearly $600,000 during the first wave of grants and this additional assistance will help many other businesses. For more information on these grants, visit https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/pages/default.aspx .