CURE NOFO

Local CURE Economic Support Payments Grant Program

The Department is happy to release the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Local CURE Economic Support Payments Grant Program.  This program will assist eligible Local Governments with providing economic support payments to qualified businesses within their jurisdictions that have experienced interruption of business attributable to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

To learn more about this program, eligibility criteria, requirements, and how to apply, please click here.  This page contains the NOFO Supplement and required application documents.

Program Technical Assistance

To view the Technical Assistance Webinar on this program, please click here or download the presentation slides by clicking here.
More details on the program can be found by reading this Frequently Asked Questions document.

The Department will review complete applications every two weeks according to the application window dates below:

Application Window Open

Application Window Close

September 29, 2020

October 16, 2020

October 17, 2020

October 30, 2020

October 31, 2020

November 13, 2020

November 14, 2020

November 30, 2020

December 1, 2020

December 11, 2020

December 12, 2020

December 28, 2020

December 29, 2020

*January 8, 2021

January 9, 2021

*January 15, 2021

*Applications received under the January windows may only fund existing & previously concluded economic support programs.

 

Program Funds Available

Restore Region information can be found by clicking here.

Restore Region

Total Funds for Region

Tentative Obligation

Balance Available*

1 – North

$2,181,150

$1,600,000

$581,150

2 – North-Central

$3,960,750

$3,960,750

$0

3 – West-Central

$1,798,950

$420,000

$1,378,950

4 – Metro East

$2,119,350

$1,085,000

$1,034,350

5 – Southern

$1,314,300

$0

$1,314,300

6 – East-Central

$2,308,950

$1,460,000

$848,260

7 – South Suburban

$351,000

$0

$351,000

9 – North Suburban

$965,550

$965,550

$0

*There will be a reallocation of funds in December. If your region does not have funds available, please apply and your application will be added to a wait list.

To view a list of recipients of this grant that will be providing economic support to local businesses, please click here.

For questions or technical assistance related to Local CURE, please email us at: CEO.CURE@Illinois.gov.