Small Business Assistance

Update on PPP loan program, small business and non-profits -- Deadline June 30, 2020, new, simpler application, relaxed rules on forgiveness click HERE

Update (June 15, 2020) on New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance click HERE

Update on Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) (5-6-2020) click HERE

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Small Business

  • Click HERE for the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act 
  • Click HERE for (June 17,2020) Gov. Pritzker Announces $900 Million Package of Equity-Driven Community and Business Grant Programs
  • Click HERE for SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (Covid-19)
  • Click HERE for information about Illinois DCEO Small Business Development Centers across the state 
  • Click HERE for City of Chicago Business, Consumer and Employee Resources
  • Click HERE for CHIBIZHUB Resouce Page
  • Click HERE for Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Click HERE for Women's Business Development Center Resouce Page
  • Click HERE for Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Click HERE for Federal Procurement Law: Emergency/Disaster Acquisitions and the Covid--19 Pandemic (Contracting with government)

Stay at Home Executive Order Information

Click HERE and HERE for information about Payroll Protection Plan (Updated 5/6/2020) 

Click HERE for information about the Payroll Protection Plan Liquidity Facility

Paycheck Protection Program’s forgiveness form and instructions has been released and can be found HERE

Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Illinois Small Businesses

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published (March 24, 2020) its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   The guidance addresses critical questions such as:

  • How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage?
  • How can small businesses obtain an exemption?
  • How does an employer count hours for part-time employees?
  • How does an employer calculate wages employees are entitled to under the FFCRA?

The initial WHD guidance is available in three-parts:


Paycheck Protection Program FAQs (04/07/2009:56 AMET )
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act (03/27/2011:02 AMET )

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