State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) is partnering with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to help local businesses receive recovery funding through a state grant program implemented to help those greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar will take place online via Zoom on Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m., and representatives from DCEO will be available to provide information and assist businesses with the application process.
“We still have businesses that are struggling to recover from the loss in business they sustained during the pandemic, and these grants will go far in helping them return to solid financial footing,” said Lewis. “All owners of restaurants, hotels, and creative arts organizations are encouraged to register and participate in this informational webinar.”
The Back to Business program’s new round of grants has $175 million available to qualifying businesses. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements and submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program.
Registration is required for this webinar, and prior to the May 3 event, registrants will receive the Zoom link that enables access to the online event. Those wishing to participate should send an RSVP email to RSVP@sgop.ilga.gov. The email must include the business owner’s name as well as their business name, address, and phone number.
WHAT: Back to Business Grant Webinar
WHO: Eligible Business Owners
WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual. Zoom link will be provided upon registration
Applications for the Back to Business program are due by Wednesday, May 10. More information on the program can be found here.