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Financial Resources

Rent/Mortgage/Utility Assistance

Financial Assistance

DFA-Dove Financial Assistance

839 N. MLK Dr. (inside Northeast Community Fund)

217-428-6616

Mortgage Relief Information

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information on mortgage relief.

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.

Macon County Restaurants, Bars, Hotels: Hospitality Emergency Grant Program

This is a $14 million grant program to support working capital as well as job training, retraining, and technology to support shifts in operation.

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.

Sales Tax Deferral for Bars and Restaurants

To help alleviate some of the unprecedented challenges facing bars and restaurants due to COVID-19, Gov. Pritzker has directed the Department of Revenue to defer sales tax payments for more than 24,000 small- and medium-sized bars and restaurants — accounting for nearly 80% of all such entities statewide.

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