This is the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) resources page for City of Chicago Businesses, Consumers and Employees impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak.

BACP is working with Federal, State and County agencies to provide business support options, and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to communicate updated guidance for the businesses, consumers and employees affected by this crisis.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and this page will be updated regularly with new resources. For up-to-date health guidance, please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus.

  UPDATES & RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES 
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For the latest information on Chicago's reopening guidelines, visit chicago.gov/reopening.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • Restaurant Revitalization Fund | The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide funding to restaurants, bars, food trucks, caterers and other qualifying businesses that continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting applications beginning May 3, 2021 - applications can be made directly to the SBA or through SBA-recognized Point of Sale (POS) vendors such as Square, Toast, Clover, NCR Corporation (Aloha), and Oracle. 
  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant | The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant is designed to provide emergency assistance to venue that have been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Applications are available today via the SBA’s online portal.
  • Paycheck Protection Program | The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2021 - application can be made through participating lenders. 

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  UPDATES & RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS

FOR CONSUMERS 

 

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  UPDATES & RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYEES

FOR EMPLOYEES 

 

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