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Coronavirus Info Guide: Small businesses & nonprofits

Get support

Resources to help business owners and nonprofits:

Apply for funding

The funding situation is constantly changing. The Illinois State Treasurer has published a COVID-19 Financial Tool Kit to help small businesses and nonprofits. To view it,


U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider's office keeps track of current funding options for businesses and nonprofits. For current options, read on and/or


Illinois State Treasurer Bridge Loans

The state Treasurer has partnered with approved financial institutions to provide loans—either lower rate loans or loans to a business or non-profit that would not otherwise qualify—to Illinois small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Get info and apply:


Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses

To provide continued support to small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration has opened the second round of the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Learn more  

Lake County Partners hosted a webinar providing insights into the latest important information about the PPP program: View the presentation.  

Small Business Administration Assistance

Small businesses, private nonprofits, or those who are self-employed and facing financial hardships related to the coronavirus pandemic can get help during this difficult time. Options include the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief. Get more info/apply:


CALL 800-659-2955



graphic rendering of the 4 phases of the Restore Illinois Plan

View Restore Illinois, the phased plan to reopen businesses across the state. Lake County is in Phase 4.