Additional Program Information:
One Pagers: Topline program information
Eligibility Guidelines Documents: Detailed eligibility information
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Detailed Q&A on the program and application process.
Eligibility & Program Information
A brief summary of program information can be found here:
The Back to Business (B2B) grant program provides recovery grants for businesses in the hardest-hit industries. Through the state’s B2B and Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Programs, DCEO has provided more than $535 million to more than 15,000 businesses since the start of the pandemic.
Eligible restaurants, hotels and creative arts businesses are eligible to apply for $175 million in available grant funding as part of our efforts to support ongoing recovery in hard-hit industries. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements, submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program.
The program design for B2B Restaurants, B2B Hotels, and B2B Arts, respectively, are based on legislation which established the Restaurant Employment and Stabilization Grant Program (20 ILCS 605/605-1100), Hotel Jobs Recovery Grant Program (20 ILCS 605/605-1095), and the Illinois Creative Recovery Grant program (30 ILCS 709/40).
Applications will be open between April 5 and May 10, 2023.
Monroe county EDC encourages applicants to familiarize themselves with program eligibility requirements. We are here to provide you with B2B Grant information, determining eligibility, and assisting them with the application process.