The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is performing in conjunction with the point out of Illinois to present the Again 2 Organization Grant Application to small businesses in the county afflicted by COVID-19.
“What the point out is carrying out is having dollars that they’ve gotten from the federal federal government and passing it by and check out and retain it distributed to some of the most difficult-strike corporations throughout the state of Illinois,” Tim Nugent, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance said at a latest County Board Finance Committee assembly. “It’s got a targeted outreach with a concentrate on below-served organizations, which include minority, rural, veteran and women-owned businesses.”
The Illinois Section of Commerce & Financial Chance has $250,000 accessible for the program. Grants obtainable range from $5,000 to $150,000 to protect functions, workers and overhead expenditures. Purposes are currently being acknowledged now.
Priority will be offered to the next:
• Hardest hit industries: Lodges, salons, exercise centers and dining establishments.
• Disproportionately impacted regions: Economically frustrated communities which have had better circumstances of COVID-19.
• Uncovered corporations: Company that have yet to qualify for state or federal assistance, together with PPP and Restaurant Revitalized Fund.
Nugent said Kankakee, Bradley, Pembroke Township and Aroma Park are viewed as DIA regions.
“Even if you’re not in that region, you continue to qualify,” Nugent said. “It’s just they have a checklist and you get preference factors, relying on wherever you’re positioned.”
Nugent stated his workplace can help regional companies with the application system, which he said is a 4-site on the web application.
“You can actually full this grant in about 20, 25 minutes,” he claimed. “It’s incredibly easy.”
As element of the application, $30 million has been allocated to the arts and leisure business enterprise, $25 million to dining establishments and taverns, $25 million for inns and $25 million for any organization that has not been given a company interruption grant.
Some of the requirements to be eligible for the grants are that the businesses experienced to be in operation in 2019, filed organization tax returns for 2019 and 2020, and have revenues of less than $20 million. In addition, the corporations experienced to make considerably less income in 2020 than they did in 2019 and must be however in procedure now.
“The toughest-strike industries that skilled extended hardship, element of a disproportionately influenced place, firms that haven’t competent [for PPP, RFF, BIG grants] those are the kinds that really really should appear at this,” Nugent reported.