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 11/19/2020

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 "Temporary Special Event COVID"
Lombard Chamber of Commerce - Covid-19 tab for loan and business information
Covid permits for restaurants and fitness business - additional outdoor space and/or tents
NEW!! Shop Local Map - Map of Lombard business status (open, closed, pick-up, drive-thru, other) with a form to add your business to the map

DuPage County
NEW!! Resurgence Mitigation, Tier 3 - new restrictions starting Friday, November 20th at 12:01 a.m. from the State of Illinois
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
Flu Shot vouchers
NEW!!! ComEd Small Business assistance program - grant money and payment plans for small businesses

Illinois
Restore Illinois Plan 
Phase 4 Guidelines - began June 26, 2020
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund - one-time grants of $500 to support restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship due to Covid-19.
NEW!!  Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG) - Money is still available for grants for businesses.
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