Illinois Business Interruption Grant Program (BIG)
The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program was developed by Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide $580 million in economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. BIG – the largest program of its kind in the nation - leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. For more information, please see the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Activity website > Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG).
Will County Small Business Assistance Grant Program
The application period is now closed. Will County earmarked more than $24 million of CARES Act funding for a Small Business Assistance Grant Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 so that they could maintain operations. Selected businesses may receive up to $15,000 in grant assistance. More information is available on the Will County website > Small Business Assistance Grant Program.