In an effort to assist small businesses and independent contractors impacted by COVID-19, DuPage County, in cooperation with Choose DuPage, is providing grants to assist with employee retention payroll costs, utilities and rent.
Small businesses with fewer than 15 full-time employees and less than $1.5 million in annual revenue may apply for a grant up to $15,000. Independent contractors with more than 50% of their annual income coming from 1099 work, and an annual income of less than $100,000 may apply for a grant up to $7,500. Businesses and contractors that have received other funds intended for COVID-19 relief are not eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted online beginning Monday, May 18. For additional information, click here.
An informational webinar about this new program is scheduled for Friday, May 15 at 11:00 AM. Click here to register for the webinar.