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REVITALIZATION IN THE NEWS: Illinois Announces $8.4 Million in Small Business Grants

“A strong pandemic economic recovery includes recognizing that some communities have long been denied their fair share of resources,” said Governor JB Pritzker.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has announced on Monday, January 10th that $8.4 million in new additional grants will be available to small businesses and commercial corridors. This is a part of the final round of the Rebuild Destressed Communities Program.

 

Click here to learn more about the grants.

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