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The City of Chicago recognizes that COVID-19 has put a difficult burden on our business and non-profit community. While there are many loan opportunities available on the local, state and federal level, the City understands that not all businesses are able to take on debt during this challenging time.
To address this, the City of Chicago has established the Microbusiness Recovery Grant Program. This program will distribute $5,000 grants to up to 1,000 businesses with four or fewer employees in low- and moderate-income areas of the city that have been severely impacted by COVID-19 and could most benefit from a grant. The application closed at 5:00pm on Monday, May 4. Grants will be distributed via a lottery, with winners equitably distributed across business types and eligible Community Areas based on population.
To be eligible for a grant, businesses must meet the following requirements:
Applicants must upload the following documents (clear and legible pictures will be accepted):
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