PCEDC cares deeply about our small business community. If you are a small business owner in Pike County whose business has been impacted by the effects of COVID-19, please take a moment to fill out our Covid-19 Impact Survey
The following resource guide is designed to promote local, state, and federal resources throughout the pandemic. We’ll do our best to keep the list as updated as possible during this time.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG)
Essential Businesses & Operations
Business Impact Survey
Hospitality Emergency Grant Program
Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund
Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program
COVID-19: Help for Businesses, Workers, and Residents
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributed to COVID-19. IDES recently adopted emergency rules to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible.
COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Information
ILLINOIS STATE TREASURER
Business Invest Program for Banks and Lenders
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The SBA has a broad range of programs that can help small businesses through these challenging times including business advisory and lending services.
Paycheck Protection Program
Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
SBA Debt Relief
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
SBA Products and Resources
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus. Resources include:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Expanded Family and Medical Leave Rights
Please note: This poster by the US Department of Labor needs to be displayed by all businesses.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
Many private organizations are beginning to offer assistance to businesses and individuals. If you become aware of additional resources let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
|Kiva – Loan Program||Small Businesses||0% Loans up to $15k|
|Hello Alice||Small Businesses||$10k Emergency Grants|
|SPANX – Red Backpack Fund||Woman-Owned Small Businesses||$5k Grants|
|GoFundMe – Small Business Matching Micro-Grants||Small Businesses||$500 Matching Grants|
|Salesforce Care Small Business Grants||Small Businesses||$10k Grant|
|LISC and Verizon Wireless||Historically Underserved Small Businesses||Up to $10k Grants|