In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Welcome to the City of Chicago's resource hub for small business owners seeking financial assistance.
The City of Chicago wants to play an active role in helping our small business thrive. Below, you will find information about financial assistance resources available throughout Chicago
To speak with someone about what financial resources would be most beneficial for your business, and for help accessing those resources, please reach out to any Illinois Small Business Development Center or SCORE Chicago. All services are free of charge. Your local neighborhood business development centers may also be able to assist you.