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The SBAC was thrilled that policymakers enacted a program to support Illinois chambers of commerce still struggling to recover from the pandemic. Here is the link to our initial blog about this program and the corresponding appropriation of funding allocated in the budget. There have been inquiries regarding when this program will be launched, the application process, and when funds will be distributed.

Below is the information we have received about the process.

  • We expect applications to open and funds to be distributed this summer.
  • We will be working with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to schedule a series of zoom meetings as this program moves closer to a launch date.

The SBAC will be working with the DCEO to provide timely information about the grants.  We will update the blog with additional information and Omari will reach out to let people know when new updates are available.

We are excited about the launch of this program so that chambers that support small businesses receive this support!

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