COVID 19 Emergency Small Business Grant Application

This program is designed to provide grants to stabilize businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.  Businesses that have been impacted by mandated closures,  reduced revenues and customer traffic, and those that have made necessary modifications to their business to accommodate social distancing measures will be eligible to apply.

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Eligibility criteria for business applicants: 

Priority will be give to private, for-profit businesses with a physical location in a commercial building in Rock Island and those that have employees on their payroll
•Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, rent/mortgage, utilities, monthly business obligations (equipment leases, insurance, etc.), payroll, and expenses related to modifications to meet COVID-19 guidelines.  All expenses should be those that prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19.  All expenses must have been incurred between April 1 and December 30, 2020.
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Additional resources for businesses include:
SBA: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
SBA: Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Illinois Department of Employment Security: COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits
Illinois Small Business Development Center: