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For additional information on resources like the Emergency Fund, Salvation Army and Catholic Charities, you can visit:


ComEd offers services that help those in need of energy assistance. We recommend calling ComEd to find out what services they may provide that can help you alleviate the stress of making payments while the nation is going through the current Pandemic.

Click HERE for more information.

Mortgage Break

Please contact your mortgage company to see if you are eligible for a break on your mortgage. The U.S. ordered up to a yearlong break on mortgage payments according to this National Public Radio (NPR) article. Verify with your mortgage company whether or not this break is available to you.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. More information will be available in the coming weeks, but sign up for updates here to be the first to know. LEARN MORE.


Over the past few years the Treasurer’s Office has returned over $703 million in assets to Illinois residents. The State Treasurer has $2.9 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. The State keeps these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Find out if you are owed any money from the state. LEARN MORE

Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund

The City of Chicago recognizes that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has put a difficult burden on the small business community. As a response, the City is establishing a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund, which will help to provide small businesses with emergency cash flow during this immediate health crisis. Funds will be provided to eligible businesses as low-interest loans. Find out more HERE

The Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with federal and local partners to ensure assistance is available for small businesses seeking loans, counseling and preparedness planning. Free Business advisers at Illinois SBDC’s will assist with the application process, which can be found at the links below. You can also locate your nearest Small Business Development Center by texting LOCATE to 7234.

Find Your Nearest SBDC

Latest Updates regarding the Coronvirus in Illinois

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

The SBA recently announced they will be providing Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses impacted by the Coronavirus as states request an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. LEARN MORE

Rental Assistance/Homelessness Prevention

Rent and rent arrears payment is available for individuals and families that are in immediate risk of eviction. The program does not cover security deposits.


Unemployment insurance information

Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose recent unemployment is due to the recent pandemic.