Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 - We are providing free resources:

About the Program

The Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Small Business Assistance program provides support for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers advising for small businesses in Cook County and grants for small businesses in suburban Cook County and the unincorporated areas. Although the grant application period is currently closed, go here to apply for free business advising, educational information and answers to frequently asked questions.


Please feel free to reach out to any of our partners for assistance.

Business Service Organizations:

Chicago Urban League, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women's Business Development Center

Support Business Service Organizations:

Accion, Berwyn Development Corporation, Chicago TREND, Cook County Black Chamber Corporation, Southland Development Authority

Referral Partners:

Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Chamber 57, Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, Economic Strategies Development Corporation, Far South Community Development Corporation, Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, Ignite Technology & Innovation, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, Illinois Restaurant Association, Indo-American Center, Mid-South Business Association and Resource Center, Mujeres Latinas En Acción, Next Level Northwest, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Rogers Park Business Alliance, Schaumburg Business Association, Somercor, Southwest Collective, Sunshine Enterprises, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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