COVID 19 - Resources & Contacts

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at
the Starved Rock Country Alliance


We are communicating updates, resources, and information via our email list and our Facebook Page as quickly as we can each day. We also highly encourage our region's small business owners and community members to continue to monitor official communications.

  • Message from the SBDC

  • COVID-19 General Business Guidelines

  • ** ACTION ITEM - Families First Cares Act​​

  • ​Federal Assistance

    • SBA Disaster Assistance

    • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) - Open to Ag only

    • Payroll Protection Program Loans (PPP)

    • 7(a) Borrower Relief

    • SBA Express Bridge Loans

  • State of Illinois Resources

    • Paused - Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan

    • Illinois Statewide Rapid Response Funds - Illinois WorkNET

  • Local Resources

    • Downstate Illinois Stabilization Grants - Contact your city and county directly to learn if they are participating in this grant fund.

  • Additional Funding Resources

  • COVID-19 and CyberSecurity

  • IRS Tax Relief

  • HR 6201 Overview Employer Paid Leave Requirements 3/16/2020

  • Essential Business Checklist

  • COVID-19 Response Resources

    • COVID-19 Wellbeing Tool Kit for Employers - OSF Healthcare

We've gone virtual! 
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