COVID-19 Emergency Grant Assistance for Small Businesses in Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties


NOW AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Emergency Grant Assistance for Essential Small Business in Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties

The Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment is pleased to announce that it is now accepting grant applications from essential small businesses facing financial impacts from the COVID-19 emergency. The program, which is funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, aims to provide assistance to essential small businesses in order to avoid layoffs due to Illinois Executive Order 2020-10 (COVID-19 Stay-at Home Order). Funds from this reimbursement-based program will be used to help eligible businesses mitigate layoffs and adhere to “social distancing” provisions established by state and federal public health authorities. It is not intended to duplicate other types of assistance available from federal, state, or local government. Individual awards under the program may range from $5,000 to $50,000 per employer/physical location. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Program guidelines, application materials, and a list of eligible essential businesses can be found here. Questions should be emailed to Businesses located outside Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties are encouraged to request contact information for their county’s local workforce development office.

Also, The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) has updated their guidance on State liquor licenses expiring on the last day of each month from March through June.

Due to the hardships generated by COVID-19 liquor license holders have been experiencing, all licenses expiring March 31, April 30, May 31 and June 30, 2020 are extended until July 31, 2020.  Here’s the link on how to renew your State Liquor License.

State License Renewal Guidance