Breadcrumb

Events & Public Notices

Upcoming Events

Rural Communities & Business Interruption Grants

DCEO and Team RED in collaboration with the Governor's Rural Affairs Council will host a weekly webinar "Strategies for Rural Businesses Utilizing Business Interruption Grants (BIG)". Please join us and learn how to successfully apply for BIG to help your businesses during this challenging time.

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/301EyR1
Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/2HnAUKW
Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/3kCPSuO
Date/Time:  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/36bF96P

 

Business Interruption Grant Webinar
Region:  Northeast Region (3)

The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program is multi-million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs.

Date/Time:  Friday, September 25, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/2FQLtpn
Date/Time:  Monday, September 28, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/2FPuALC
Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/32SLvFV

 

Business Interruption Grant Program
Region: North Central Region

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/2FUgI2t
Join us as we provide information on the 2nd round of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG)program. This program is designed to provide assistance to small businesses throughout the state that have been impacted by COVID-19.

 

Business Interruption Grant Information
Region:  Central & Southwest Region

Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:30 pm
This webinar will provide information on the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program. The BIG program is designed to provide assistance to small businesses throughout Illinois that have been impacted by COVID-19.

 

Illinois Business Interruption Grant Presentation
Region: Northern Stateline Outreach

Date/Time: Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/32QtLuT
Inviting Boone, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago counties to the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) overview and Q&A session. This program is multi-million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs.

 

BIG Round 2 Application
Region:  Southern Illinois

Date/Time: Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration link:  https://bit.ly/3hW2X0x
This program is multi-million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs.

Applications for a second round of funding are now being accepted and can be found here. A total of $220 million will be made available for small businesses of all types in Illinois. Grants will be awarded and funded on a rolling basis until funding is depleted. The grant size will be equivalent to two months of expenses.

 

African American Business Update - BIG Round 2 - Small Business Update

Presenting updated information on the IL DCEO Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Round 2 is now available on a rolling basis (no application cut-off deadline). Discussing criteria, eligibility and application process.
Date/Time:  Friday, September 25, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/2HiXdBf
Date/Time:  Friday, October 2, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Registration link:  https://bit.ly/3kEqept

 

SBDC/EDC

Date/Time: September 24, 2020
Registration link: https://bit.ly/3084bjk

Date/Time: September 25, 2020
Registration link:https://bit.ly/30510J6

Date/Time: September 28, 2020
Registration link:https://bit.ly/3j1R8Hl

Date/Time: September 30, 2020
Registration link:https://bit.ly/3i13e2n

Date/Time: October 2, 2020
Registration link:https://bit.ly/3mIEL5v

 

Public Notices

At Risk Women's Taskforce
Meeting Agenda - 11/2/2020

Enterprise Zone Board
Contact:  Ben Denney
Email:  Ben.Denney@illinois.gov

Illinois Broadband Advisory Council
Contact:  Broadband Advisory Council

Illinois Compliance Advisory Panel
Contact:  Annette Fulgenzi
Email:  Annette.Fulgenzi@illinois.gov

Illinois Small Business Development Center Advisory Board
Contact:  Mark Petrilli
Email:  Mark.Petrilli@illinois.gov 

Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB)
Contact:  Mark Burgess
Email:  Mark.A.Burgess@illinois.gov

Low Income Energy Assistance Policy Advisory Council (PAC)
Contact: Maria Gallardo
Email:  Maria.Gallardo@illinois.gov      

Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP) Steering Committee
Contact: Maria Gallardo
Email:  Maria.Gallardo@illinois.gov

Tourism Coordinating Committee
Contact:  Eric Wagner
Email:  Eric.Wagner@illinois.gov

Click here for Trade Missions & Events
Contact: John McCrory
Emil: John.McCrory@illinois.gov

Urban Weatherization Initiative Board
Contact:  Gwendolyn Davis
Email:  Gwendolyn.Davis@Illinois.gov