Business Resources

Will County Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Will County has earmarked more than $24 million of CARES Act funding for a Small Business Assistance Grant Program to provide financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 so that they can maintain operations. Selected businesses may receive up to $15,000 in grant assistance. More information is available on the Will County Small Business Assistance Grant Program page.

Businesses that participated in the City of Lockport's Business Recovery Initiative including grant/loan recipients are also able to apply for this program through Will County.

Illinois Business Interruption Grant Program (BIG)

The State’s $200 million-plus BIG Round 2 applications opened September 17, offering grants equivalent to two months of expenses for qualifying businesses. The program is open to all eligible businesses (for profit and nonprofit) with $20 million or less in annual revenue in 2019 and which experienced losses due to COVID-19. 

Priority for round 2 applications includes areas impacted by regional mitigations (including Will County). For more information please visit the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) website.

Updated October 19, 2020