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Disaster Assistance Available to Small Businesses in Response to the Coronavirus

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, the DCEO, and the Illinois State Treasurer's Office are assisting in providing economic injury disaster loans to qualified small businesses for coronavirus related economic disruptions. View documents below for more information and to apply for assistance.

DCEO is offering a a variety of webinars for all of our communities impacted by COVID19.
View the DCEO Upcoming Webinars folder under the Webinars tab below for presentation descriptions and to register for webinars. 
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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program5 documents

  • Paycheck Protection Program
    document date 04-08-2020
    An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
  • Front Line Staff Information
    document date 03-20-2020
  • Webinar Material
    document date 03-20-2020
  • SBA Disaster Assistance Handout
    document date 03-20-2020
  • SBA Disaster Business Loan Application
    document date 03-20-2020

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity3 documents

  • Available Federal Programs
    document date 04-01-2020
  • COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Assistance Initiatives
    document date 03-26-2020
  • DCEO Statewide Economic Injury Declaration
    document date 03-20-2020

Illinois State Treasurer's Office2 documents

  • COVID-19 Relief Program Flyer
    document date 03-26-2020
  • IL Treasurer's Office Bridge Loans
    document date 03-26-2020

Cook County Community Recovery Initiative1 document

  • Community Recovery Initiative Overview
    document date 04-08-2020

Office of Minority Economic Empowerment1 document

  • Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
    document date 04-01-2020

IDES Small Business Q&A and Unemployment Update1 document

  • IDES Small Business Q&A and Unemployment Update
    document date 04-08-2020

Webinars4 documents

  • Upcoming DCEO Webinars
    document date 04-27-2020
    DCEO is offering a a variety of webinars for all of our communities impacted by COVID19.
  • May 15: DCEO COVID-19 Emergency Relief Webinar - African American Businesses
    document date 04-16-2020
    View link for details and to register
  • How the Paycheck Protection Program Impacts Small Businesses
    document date 04-10-2020
    WEBINAR RECORDING: "How the Paycheck Protection Program Impacts Small Businesses in Cook County" with President Toni Preckwinkle
  • DCEO Webinar Presentation
    document date 04-09-2020
    COVID-19 Update: Erin Guthrie, Director  Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO