WILL COUNTY, IL — Small business owners and farmers impacted by the coronavirus in Will County can apply for financial assistance administered by the county beginning Monday, Aug. 24. According to a release from the county, applications will be accepted through the end of September.
Applicants can apply for up to $15,000 in assistance through the Small Business Assistance Grant Program.
“The pandemic has devastated many small businesses in Will County, and I urge these businesses to take advantage of this assistance,” Will County Board Speaker Mimi Cowan said in a release. “These grants can be used for operating expenses like utilities, rent, or the purchase of personal protective equipment for employees.”
The grants are made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Through the CARES Act, Will County has $24.1 million in grants available for small businesses, the release states. Small business owners can go online for more information and instructions on applying for grants.
According to the release, local governments in Will County were recently able to begin applications for assistance administered by the county.
Non-profits will also be eligible to submit applications in the coming week.