Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

To streamline information and help the community find what they are looking for, we have compiled some resources with websites and links. We will continue to gather data to assist you as it becomes available. Listed below are some that may be helpful:

SBA Loans Available

All Illinois small businesses (according to SBA’s size standards) and private non-profits can now apply for loans of up to $2 million through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. If your businesses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, this program offers working capital to meet needs including payroll, accounts payable, and fixed debt payments until the situation improves. Interest rates are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits. Your businesses may apply now.

Find more information for small businesses affected by coronavirus at www.sba.gov/coronavirus. Subscribe to email updates from SBA at bit.ly/SubscribeIL to stay up to date on SBA news and events. SBA resource partners (Illinois Small Business Development Centers, WBDC, SCORE, Veterans Business Outreach Center) stand ready to help. Go to www.sba.gov/local-assistance to find a counselor or mentor.

You can also email Illinois.do@sba.gov or call (312) 353-4528 (Chicago office) or (217) 747-8249 (Springfield office) to talk to a Small Business Administration team member directly.