Covid-19 Business Resources

This page contains links to organizations and resources that may be able to help small businesses affected by Covid-19 (Coronavirus).  Village facilities are open limited hours.  Village Staff can be reached via email and phone.  Business can still be conducted online.  Contact staff with questions. 

Updated 10/22/2020

Lombard
Lombard Building Permits - apply online - all permits can be applied for online, including outdoor dining (restaurants only) and outdoor workouts (fitness facilities only). Please use the permit type "Special Event COVID Temporary Outside Seating."
Lombard Chamber of Commerce - see the Covid-19 tab for loan and business information
NEW!!  Covid permits for restaurants and fitness business - additional outdoor space and/or tents

DuPage County
NEW!! Resurgence Mitigation - restaurants, bars, meetings have new restrictions starting Friday, October 23rd at 12:01 a.m.
Choose DuPage - business resources
Reinvest DuPage -  check back if program reopens
College of DuPage Small Business Development Center
DuPage County Health Department Handout
DuPage CRIS - variety service providers

Illinois
Restore Illinois Plan 
Phase 4 Guidelines - began June 26, 2020
NEW!! Restaurant Employee Relief Fund - one-time grants of $500 to support restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship due to Covid-19.
Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG) - grants for up to 3,500 businesses for businesses located in disproportionately impacted areas (DIAs), bars and restaurants, barbershops and salons, gym and fitness centers. Round two is open.
IL Small Business Emergency Loan Fund - low interest loans for small businesses
IL Treasurer Small Business Impact Program
ILDFPR - Covid-19 information resources
Illinois - Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Essential Business - FAQ and Occupancy Limits
Illinois Chamber

Federal
CARES Act

SBA
SBA - Small Business Administration website
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) FAQ 
SBA fact sheet on loans
SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - deadline to apply was August 8, 2020, program is closed.
PPP guide and checklist
Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program

Other organizations
IMEC - Manufacturing
IL Manufacturers Assoc. FAQ
Accion - small business loans

Questions?  Email communitydevelopment@villageoflombard.org