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Business Interruption Grant (BIG)

Learn about funding opportunities and eligibility criteria for disproportionately impacted businesses

Resources for Businesses

Learn more about the grants, loans and counseling available to businesses during this time.
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Webinars and Events

Small businesses can learn more about navigating the PPP and other COVID-19 assistance programs through webinars, events and technical assistance offered by DCEO and its partners.

Rebuild Distressed Communities

Learn about funding opportunities and eligibility criteria for distressed communities in disproportionately impacted areas.

Apply for PPP

Learn more about applying for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP.

Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Support Program (Local CURE)

Apply for Coronavirus Relief Funds to support Units of Local Government in Illinois.

Phase 4 Guidelines FAQs

Find out how to apply Phase 4 Guidelines and answers to common questions.

Protect Workers’ Rights

Report violations of your rights as a worker and learn more about paid sick leave.

Report Violations of Social Distancing

Report violations of social distancing guidelines to the Attorney General’s Bureau.

Restore Illinois

Learn more about Gov. Pritzker’s regional plan to safely reopen our state.
Help Illinois Families

Help Illinois Families

Apply for emergency assistance for household necessities.
All In Illinois

All In Illinois

"We’re making a commitment to stay home because we’re All In for Illinois."

Read the Executive Order

Read the latest order by Governor Pritzker on COVID-19.

Unemployment Insurance

Learn more about filing for Unemployment Insurance in Illinois.

DCEO Program Highlights


Incentives & Tax Assistance

Learn more about incentives to locate and expand your business in Illinois.

Employment and Training

Learn more about our Workforce Development opportunities for both individuals and businesses.

Low Interest, Small Business Loans

Learn more about our small business lending program, Advantage Illinois.

Grant Opportunities

Learn more about grant opportunities to help create jobs and investment in Illinois.

Broadband Expansion

Learn more about Connect Illinois, the effort to expand broadband access, including a $400m grant.

Cannabis Social Equity

Learn more about our low-interest loans for social equity candidates in the cannabis industry.



International Business Development Services

Learn about our Trade & Investment’s virtual services and export financial reimbursement program for Illinois businesses.