The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is open for a special enrollment period only available to businesses with fewer than 20 employees now through Wednesday, March 10, 2021. During this time, lenders will be able to focus on the smallest and most vulnerable businesses. For more details, please visit the Small Business Administration (SBA) website, here. You can view all lenders near you on this map.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is also making technical assistance a priority. Businesses are encouraged to take advantage of webinars and reach out to your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC).