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Illinois Back to Business Grant Program

September 16, 2021

On August 11, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced the Back to Business (B2B) grant program as part of his overall economic recovery strategy.  The $250 million grant program "aims to deploy small businesses recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic."

While no one is prohibited from applying, there are high priority businesses.  To learn more about the program, visit the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Due to the likelihood of quickly depleted, limited, grant funds, please contact the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce directly with any questions.

Terri L. Winfree Ph.D.
Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce
Cell 708.912.0418

Office 708.957.6950

The Chicago Southland Chamber will be offering multiple B2B workshops and trainings that are NOT associated with the grant in order to assist businesses in other ways i.e., training and webinars.  

For more information on the

Back to Business Grant Program, click here.

Applications will be open from August 18 to October 13.

Eligibility Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions