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(Chicago Heights, IL) – Small businesses located in Chicago Heights that have suffered revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for a $10,000 recovery grant from Cook County, according to Mayor David Gonzalez.
The Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Small Business Assistance Program will provide the $10,000 grants to qualifying small businesses located in suburban Cook with 20 employees or fewer who have suffered a 20% revenue reduction during any month between March and August 2020.
Gonzalez says the Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation will help business owners navigate the application process.
“The Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation can help local, small businesses who meet the criteria apply for the $10,000 grants,” said Gonzalez. “This money could be the difference between a business remaining open or a business closure, so I encourage eligible businesses to take advantage of the grant opportunity.”
Businesses can submit their application in their preferred language by clicking either here in English or Spanish.
Documents needed to submit with the application include the following:
- 2019 (or latest) federal tax return
- W-9 form dated and signed
- 2020 business bank statement for any month between March and August.
- Valid ID (e.g. driver’s license, state ID, passport or consulate ID)
Cook County is accepting applications through October 6.
For questions or application assistance, please contact Jack Hynes at the Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation at 708-821-0711 or [email protected]
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