COVID-19 Resources for the Business Community

The City continues to work with stakeholders to explore additional funding and capital resources to further support Chicago's business owners and entrepreneurs throughout this public health crisis. Please see the information below about resources for the business community.  

Updated links will be sent via DPS Alerts and posted on  For the latest information on COVID-19 visit and to sign up for the Chicago Department of Public Health newsletter click here.  



Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

The City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the  Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to unite the funds raised by Chicago's philanthropies, corporations, and individuals to be disbursed to the region's health and human service nonprofit organizations.


Workforce - Employment Opportunities

There are companies in need of employment support during this crisis. Organizations that can help support those looking for work are Skills for Chicagoland's Future and the  Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.


Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Resources

The City of Chicago has always played an active role in helping small businesses. This site includes resources available throughout Chicago.


City of Chicago Assist Agencies - Not-for-profit agencies and/or chamber of commerce agencies that represent the interest of small, minority and/or women-owned businesses 



U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses experiencing substantial economic impacts as a result of COVID-19.


Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist


The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act


US Chamber of Commerce - Resources & Relief Info for Small Businesses 



Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance


Illinois State Treasurer Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program 



Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce - Updating resources, webinars on various subjects related to business


Illinois Manufacturing AssociationFree Webinar Series by IMEC and Cook County Bureau of Economic Development to help manufacturers navigate COVID-19


Better Business Bureau Tips on COVID-19 



Facebook Small Business Grants Program

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