Agency / Department: Accion
Resource: Hospitality Emergency Assistance Funding
Details: Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, DCEO is working with partners including Accion to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses. To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCEO is launching the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program with $14 million drawn from funds originally budgeted for job training, tourism promotion, and other purposes. Grant funds are available to support working capital like payroll and rent, as well as job training, retraining, and technology to support shifts in operations, like increased pick-up and delivery.