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Back To Business Grants Aiding Area Businesses

Local businesses receiving millions in funding from the Back to Business Program. 


State Senator Doris Turner announces dozens of businesses in and around her district will receive a total of $3.3 million in funding from the program. 


Senator Turner says that the last two years have been a burden on those who own and operate small business, and that these grants are giving businesses across the area a lifeline to get back on their feet. 


The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to distribute B2B grants. 


58 businesses received between $5,000 and $245,000 each to help them cover the costs of safely staying open. 


The grant application is still open. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. 


For more information, visit the Depatment of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website.

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