Business Resources

Business Interruption Grants

The state will launch the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) by providing $60 million to businesses experiencing losses or business interruption as a result of COVID-19 related closures. Specifically, the program includes support for:

  • Businesses in DIAs - $20 million for businesses that are located in a subset of DIAs that have recently experienced significant property damage, providing 1,000 grants of $20,000 each
  • Bars and Restaurants - $20 million for bars and restaurants unable to offer outside service, providing 1,000 grants of up to $20,000
  • Barbershops and Salons - $10 million for barbershops and salons, providing 1,000 grants of $10,000 each
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers - $10 million for gyms and fitness centers that have lost significant revenue due to COVID-19, providing 500 grants of $20,000 each

WHEN TO APPLY: DCEO will make the application for BIG available on Tuesday, June 23rd.

For more information, please view


Disaster loan information at

Information for small businesses affected by coronavirus at

All coronavirus-related federal government resources:

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State Treasurer’s Office is launching in partnership with Illinois financial institutions to assist small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For background, here is a link to the Treasurer’s website that explains this program in greater detail:

Other Resources:

The state of Illinois has created two additional programs to assist small businesses: the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program and the Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund. Program information can be found at


Choose DuPage has put together a list of DuPage Business Resources Related to Covid-19

IL Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage

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