DuPage County, Choose DuPage Offering Small Business Grants

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — DuPage County and Choose DuPage have teamed up to offer grant

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — DuPage County and Choose DuPage have teamed up to offer grant opportunities for small businesses and independent contractors during the new coronavirus crisis. Choose DuPage will host a webinar about the Small Business Relief Grant Program on May 15 at 11 a.m. to explain the grant application process and to offer more details.

Interested parties can click the link to register for the webinar.

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To qualify for the Small Business Relief Grant Program, which will offer assistance with employee payroll, utilities, and rent, business owners and contractors must meet the following criteria, according to the Choose DuPage website:

  • Small businesses with fewer than 15 employees and less than $1.5 million in annual revenue may apply for a grant of up to $15,000.

  • Independent contractors with more than 50 percent 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.

Applications will open May 18 at 9 a.m. and must be completed online. Click the link to learn more about the Small Business Relief Grant Program application process.

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This article originally appeared on the Downers Grove Patch