In an effort to assist small businesses and independent contractors impacted by COVID-19, DuPage County in conjunction with Choose DuPage is providing grants to use for employee retention payroll, utilities, and rent.
The program initially launched on May 18, and is now re-open for applications.
Small businesses with fewer than 15 full-time employees and less than $1.5 million in annual revenue may apply for a grant up to $15,000.
Independent contractors with more than 50% of their annual income coming from 1099 work, and an annual income of less than $100,000 may apply for a grant up to $7,500.
Businesses and contractors that have received other funds intended for COVID-19 relief (i.e. PPP, EIDL) are not eligible.
Businesses who have already applied and have not received word, please know your application is still under review and an email will be sent on the status within the week.
To learn more about the program, click on the link below for the informational webinar, available on-demand.
For additional information contact Choose DuPage.