Business Interruption Grants (BIG) – Round 2: SBDC Open Office Hours

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Business Interruption Grants (BIG) – Round 2: SBDC Open Office Hours

November 6, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Don Elmore, Director – Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC

DCEO’s Business Interruption Grants program, otherwise known as BIG, recognizes the enormous burden seen by businesses across Illinois as a result of COVID-19 and aims to bring immediate relief for businesses hit hardest. Businesses are encouraged to apply for DCEO’s Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs. Grants range in size from $5,000 – $150,000. The following types of businesses will be prioritized:

      • businesses directly affected by regional mitigations implemented by state or local governments,
      • independently owned retail,
      • tourism- and hospitality-related industries, and more.

Have a question and/or need technical assistance? Join our Open Office Hours – drop in via Zoom and ask your question(s). No appointment required.


Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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To learn more about the program + apply, visit If you have additional questions and/or need technical assistance with your application, free & confidential assistance is available via the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC. Email to schedule a phone call or Zoom appointment. Assistance is also available in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. View upcoming webinars about the BIG program:


November 6, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM