State Distributes Emergency Funding For Small Businesses

Sean Crawford reports:

Illinois has awarded the first round of emergency funding to small businesses to help them during the pandemic.  

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Known as Business Interruption Grants, they range from $10-thousand to $20-thousand.  They are earmarked for helping businesses make payroll, pay rent, utilities and unexpected costs like PPE.  More than 26-hundred businesses in 78 counties are benefitting.  More than half are minority-owned. So far, $46-million has been awarded.

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