“The pandemic has devastated many small businesses in Will County, and I urge these businesses to take advantage of this assistance,” said Will County Board Speaker Mimi Cowan. “These grants can be used for operating expenses like utilities, rent, or the purchase of personal protective equipment for employees.”
The grants are made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Through the CARES Act, Will County has $24.1 million in grants available for small businesses. Small business owners should go to www. willcountyillinois.com/CARES-Act for more information and instructions on applying for grants.
Local governments in Will County were recently able to begin applications for assistance administered by the county. Non-profits will be eligible to submit applications in the coming week.