Governor JB Pritzker says emergency funding will help offset impacts of COVID-19 across Illinois

The grants include:

  • More than $46 million for small businesses
  • More than $48 Million for local governments
  • $38 million will be heading into areas under resurgence mitigations
  • 1,200 business and 163 local governments are benefiting

“Already, we’ve been able to help 1,200 businesses in this second round of Business Interruption Grants, totaling $46 million in funding for more than 340 communities in 79 counties statewide – including $19.5 million for restaurants and bars alone. That builds on our first round of Business Interruption Grants – $49 million to more than 2,800 businesses in over 400 cities and towns across 78 of our 102 counties,” said Governor Pritzker. “This support is but one portion of the $1 billion in economic relief for business owners and communities that my Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has deployed in response to this pandemic – while simultaneously calling on the federal government to deliver more for Americans in every state, because this is not a crisis we can weather alone.”

Officials say downstate businesses and communities will see the biggest benefits with more than $68 million in grant money.

“While we know the needs facing our Illinois communities and businesses are great – these latest funds released will provide a much-needed boost to cover losses and withstand the ongoing nature of the crisis,” said DCEO Director Erin B. Guthrie. “Under Governor Pritzker’s leadership, Illinois is taking necessary steps to overcome the virus quickly so we can begin the long-term work of rebuilding our businesses and our local economy. Economic support programs like BIG and Local CURE are an essential component of protecting our communities, and we encourage more small businesses and local governments to apply for remaining funds to address their COVID-19 costs.”

Here’s a breakdown of who is getting grants in southern Illinois:

The Hop Brewery, LLC The Hop Brewery, LLC Christopher Franklin 62822 $20,000
Bulk Tire & Repair Solutions, LLC Bulk Tire & Repair Solutions, LLC West Frankfort Franklin 62896 $15,000

Carbondale Community Arts Inc Carbondale Community Arts Inc Carbondale Jackson 62901 $5,000
Flame Eatery and Grill, LLC Flame Eatery and Grill Carbondale Jackson 62901 $140,000
Krazy Venture LLC Underground Barrel Room Carbondale Jackson 62901 $30,000
LOS GRINGOS INC TRES HOMBRES Carbondale Jackson 62901 $130,000
My Hat Station Inc Embroidery Station Carbondale Jackson 62901 $15,000
S.I. Electronics Carbondale Jackson 62901 $5,000
Toomey Enterprises, Inc. Hangar 9 Carbondale Jackson 62901 $100,000
True Adventures True Adventures Carbondale Jackson 62902 $150,000
17th St Bar & Grill Ltd 17th Street Barbecue Murphysboro Jackson 62966 $90,000
Heartland Catering Inc Heartland Catering inc Murphysboro Jackson 62966 $20,000

Just Like Mamas Homecooking Just Like Mamas Homecooking Metropolis Massac 62960 $10,000

ALVA COURIER POST #487 THE AMERICAN LEGION Chester Randolph 62233 $5,000
SJS Ventures, Inc. Chester Randolph 62233 $10,000
Southwestern Illinois Bus Company LLC Southwestern Illinois Bus Company LLCChester Randolph 62233 $150,000
MIDWEST ESTIMATOR LLC VICES BAR Red Bud Randolph 62278 $10,000
O.H. Bistro, LLC Opera House Bistro Red Bud Randolph 62278 $45,000
Red Bud Winery, Inc. The Mill Ruma Randolph 62278 $5,000
Seasons Event Center Corperation Sparta Randolph 62286 $95,000
PHDS, Inc. PJS Video Gaming Cafe Steeleville Randolph 62288 $100,000

Shwnee Hills Arts Council Shawnee Hills Arts Council Anna Union 62906 $5,000

Girls in the Garage Girls in the Garage Carrier Mills Williamson 62917 $5,000
Walkers Bluff LLC Walkers Bluff LLC Carterville Williamson 62918 $150,000
James Arthur & Company, Inc. James Arthur & Company, Inc. Marion Williamson 62959 $25,000
JC Skyline LLC Marion Country Inn & Suites Marion Williamson 62959 $70,000
Melise’s Boutique Melise’s Marion Williamson 62959 $40,000
Pirate Pete’s LLC Pirate Pete’s LLC Marion Williamson 62959 $35,000
Run to Succeed, LLC RTS Sports Marion Williamson 62959 $15,000