Coronavirus Resources & Information

 

The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to bringing you the most current information regarding our community and the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This resource page was last updated 2020-03-31 @ 12:37:18 PM

See our letter from the Executive Director here: 2020 Executive Director Letter COVID-19


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Businesses, please Fill Out This Form from Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity to help the U.S. Small Business Administration economic injury requests.

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City of Quincy – Small Business Emergency Loan Program

CLICK HERE to view the attachment for the instructions and application for the City of Quincy – Small Business Emergency Loan Program. Applications must be submitted to P&D@quincyil.gov please direct any questions about the loan program or the application to Chuck Bevelheimer, Planning Director, Planning & Development Department – (217) 222-4515

 

State of Illinois – Emergency Small Business Grants & Loans Assistance

To provide aid for small businesses in Illinois that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the State of Illinois has announced two financial assistance programs for small businesses:

ILLINOIS SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY LOAN FUND
The Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund will offer small businesses low-interest loans of up to $50,000. Businesses can receive up a low-interest loan of up to $50,000 with a 5 year repayment period with no payments due for the first six months. Eligible businesses include:

• Businesses located outside of the City of Chicago with fewer than 50 workers and less than $3 million in revenue in 2019 will be eligible to apply.

HOSPITALITY EMERGENCY GRANT PROGRAM
The Hospitality Emergency Grant Program is a $14 million grant fund for restaurants, bars and hotels. Applications for awards will be accepted until 5:00pm on April 1st, and winners will be chosen via a lottery. These are grants, not loans. Eligible businesses include:

• Bars and restaurants that generated between $500K and $1M in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $25,000

• Bars and restaurants that generated less than $500K in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $10,000.

• Hotels that generated less than $8M in revenue in 2019 are eligible for up to $50,000.

Learn more and apply at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/…/Pag…/EmergencySBAIntiatives.aspx