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
Resources for businesses:
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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.
- US Chamber of Commerce Toolkit & Resources: COVID-19 Toolkit for Businesses
- Adams County Health Department – COVID-19 Guidance for Large Businesses
- SBA – Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Coronavirus Related Economic Disruptions & SBA – Three Step Process: Disaster Loans
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention | COVID-19 Information + Resources for Businesses & Employers
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- U.S. Small Business Administration | Guidance for Businesses & Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19 Including Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and SBA Products & Resources
- Illinois Chamber Dispatch | Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Five Questions & Answers for Employers
- Main Street America Network | CDC Resource, SBA Resources, Community Response Examples
- The U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted a briefing on how 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can benefit from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The discussion was led by U.S. Chamber Foundation president Carolyn Cawley and U.S. Chamber chief policy officer Neil Bradley, please click here to watch the video.
Additional links provided by trusted resources:
- Guidance For Employers – How to plan and respond to the Coronavirus
- Workplace Tips – Tips and resources for employers to combat the virus
- Corporate Aid Tracker – How businesses are helping nationwide
- Resilience in a Box – A toolbox to help businesses put a plan in place (created by the US Chamber Foundation in partnership with the UPS Foundation)
- More Resources – Including consolidated, business-specific guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Interim Recomusefulmendations for Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC – 3/12/20)
- Key EPA Resources on the Coronavirus Disease
- Please view Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity resource document on Essential Business & Operations by CLICKING HERE
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: