CHICAGO — Business owners hurt by coronavirus can apply for grants from the state starting Thursday.
The state is opening up applications for the second round of Business Interruption Grants to help entrepreneurs who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available online.
The state plans to dole out $220 million in all this round, and it’s reserved $70 million for business owners in communities it’s deemed to be “disproportionately impacted.” That includes a number of ZIP codes in Chicago. The full list is available online.
Information about how to apply come Thursday is available online.
During the first round of the program, grants averaged $17,000, according to the state.
The money can be used to help with payroll costs, rent, utilities and other costs.
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