Second Round of Business Interruption Grants Now Available for the State of Illinois

The State of Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) just announced the following:


Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program

A $220 million second round of BIG is now available. This grant aims to provide relief for all types of small businesses, but with a particular focus on businesses downstate, in disproportionately impacted areas (DIAs), and for heavily impacted industry and regions – representing businesses that have been unable to reopen or operating at a severely diminished capacity since the spring. The application for this grant is rolling, there is no deadline to apply. You want to make sure you have all appropriate materials and that you are filling out information correctly when you do apply. Details on Round 2 of the BIG grant – including the application, eligibility requirements and checklists of materials needed can be found here:



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