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Last Day to Apply for Back to Business Grant is 10/13/21


The Back To Business Program is a grant program for small businesses in Illinois, leveraging federal funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses.

The program will provide grants up to $150,000 to small businesses in industries and geographies hardest hit by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Applications will be accepted and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis through October 13.

See guidelines and questions by downloading this B2B_Application_RequiredDocs.pdf document.

How to apply:

  • Application Portal Now Open
    • Applications can be tracked in real-time
    • Check out the videos on how to fill out the application in English and Spanish
    • Allies for Community Business (A4CB), DCEO's grant administrator, is now accepting applications (create an account first and then select your language of choice) 

Documentation needed:

  • Business owner ID (ITIN business owners eligible)
  • Business’s 2019 AND 2020 Federal tax returns
  • Two (2) business bank statements – one from the period April through December 2020, and most recent statement
  • If you need assistance from GAGDC business team to complete the application, please call 773-483-3696 and ask for an appointment with a business navigator.

Keywords: B2B Application, DECO Business grants, Economic Recovery Help

Posted in Business, Housing, Economic Development, Newsletter


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