Local businesses receive hundreds of thousands in relief

Local businesses receive hundreds of thousands in relief

Throughout our communities, businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic are receiving the assistance they so desperately need, says State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has released $46 million in small business grants through the Business Interruption Grant program to 2,655 businesses throughout the state. In the 59th Senate District, $530,000 has been distributed to 30 businesses.

“At a time where our business community is still struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on them during the stay-at-home order, it is more important than ever that our local employers receive our support and assistance,” said Sen. Fowler. “These grants are a positive step forward toward providing relief to our small businesses and helping them begin recovering.”

Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $20,000 and may be used to help businesses with expenses such as payroll, rent, utilities, and equipment brought on by COVID-19 related restrictions. Businesses that saw property damage and closures due to the recent civil unrest also qualified for these grants.

Click here to see a list of businesses within the 59th District that were awarded grants.

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