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Financial Resources

Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance and Financial Assistance

Financial Resources

Find information about rent and utilities assistance as well as programs to help families get out of debt and poverty.

Employment Resources

Find out all you need to know to find a job, including improving your computer skills.

Loan Resources

SBA Business Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bridge Loan Program

The Illinois State Treasurer has announced a bridge loan program.

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan

Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, DCEO and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) are establishing the Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund to offer small businesses low interest loans of up to $50,000.

Student Loan Information

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about your student loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Resources

Banking and Tax Payments

If your business has been affected and you are having difficulty meeting your loan obligations, please contact your bank or credit union on ways they can help you. We also suggest contacting your accountant to get information on tax return filing and payment extensions that may be available to you.

Business Operations, Human Resources and Legal Q&A

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association have compiled answers for some of the most commonly asked questions and will continue to be updated as events unfold and laws change.

IDES Unemployment Benefits

IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible.

Legal Guidance: Work from Home, Employees Presenting Symptoms & More

SBA Guide for Impacted Businesses

Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.