Veteran-Owned Small Business Grants
About Veteran-Owned Small Business Grants
$1 million of Cook County's The Source Grow Grant program is allocated to assist veteran-owned small businesses. This funding will provide one-on-one advising to help build and grow your business as well as assistance with the grant application.
The program will support businesses in the hardest-hit sectors to continue their recovery and resiliency from the pandemic, scale their operations and thrive in Cook County by awarding a $10,000 grant.
Application Assistance (Virtual + In-person)
Attend a virtual drop-in application help session to receive one-on-one application assistance from one of our small business experts.
Virtual sessions are held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CT and 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. CT (except Fridays) from October 3, 2022 through October 28, 2022.
No registration required. Click here to join a virtual drop in application help session.
Attend an in-person drop-in application help session to receive one-on-one application assistance from one of our small business experts. In-person application help sessions are located the Cook County Building at 69 W. Washington St, 29th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602.
In-person sessions are held every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT from October 3, 2022 through October 28, 2022.
Computers and scanners will be available. No appointment necessary.
Virtual & in-person application help sessions are available in English & Spanish.
October 3, 2022 - Applications open
October 31, 2022 - Applications close
November 1, 2022 - Application review begins
Early 2023 - Recipients announced
- A valid form of photo identification
- 2019 Federal Tax Returns for your business
- W-9 Form
How to Apply
Click the button below to go to the application form.