DCEO Grants and Programs: Business Resiliency Grant Program

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15 Aug 2023


The Business Resiliency grant opportunity, funded through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV), is now available for County Leads to begin preparing applications. More than $24 million has been allocated to reimburse eligible businesses for expenses to prevent, prepare for or respond to COVID-19, specifically for activities undertaken to keep them in business during the pandemic. Some examples include tent rental for customers to dine outside, plexiglass partitions between staff and customers, and cashless payment systems. Businesses are eligible for up to $20,000 and must apply as part of an application from a Lead Local Government within the County. Individual applications from businesses cannot be accepted.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity, Program Guidebook and Application materials may be found at https://dceo.illinois.gov/aboutdceo/grantopportunities/3165-2578.html and specifically the NOFO can be viewed here. Applications may be submitted beginning August 15, 2023 and must be submitted no later than December 31, 2023. 

Funds are available on a first-come, first-qualified basis until all funds are expended.