Business Assistance Programs
DuPage County Business Response Team
The DuPage County Business Response Team is designed to assist businesses with protecting employees and clients, ensuring proper cleaning and disinfection procedures, and providing current best practices on safe operations. To contact the Business Response Team, email: COVID19business@dupagehealth.org, or web: www.dupagehealth.org/597/Businesses-and-Employers
Under the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, low-interest loans of up to $2 million may be obtained by qualified applicants from small businesses and private non-profits affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Information on US SBA loans for disaster recovery from the Civil Unrest earlier this year (May 26, through July 30, 2020) is available here: Economic Injury Disaster Loans (PDF); 10/15/20 SBA News Release (PDF).
For more information, please visit the DCEO web site. The site also includes information on future webinars to explain the loan process. If you need immediate assistance, please visit the U.S. Small Business Administration or contact them by e-mail. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Information
COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Businesses
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has created a resource document, which provides information regarding assistance opportunities for small, midsize and large businesses. View COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Businesses
Reinvest DuPage Grant
In partnership with Choose DuPage, DuPage County launched Reinvest DuPage on May 12, 2020. Reinvest DuPage is a grant relief program for small businesses and independent contractors impacted by COVID-19. The program provides grants up to $15,000 for DuPage County-based businesses with fewer than 15 full-time employees and less than $1.5 million in annual revenues. Due to overwhelming response, the program was closed shortly after its launch date; however, the County reopened applications on June 12, 2020, in an effort to provide support to the community during this difficult time. Additional information can be found at the following link: Grant Application Details
DCEO Business Interruption Grant
Beginning September 17, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will be accepting applications for an additional $200 million of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) it intends to provide to specific classifications of businesses that have experienced losses or business interruption as a result of COVID-19 related closures.
Additional information on the BIG program, including details regarding a series of webinars DCEO will be hosting on this program, can be found at the following link: DCEO BIG Grants
COVID-19 Signage Toolkit For Businesses
As Illinois communities begin to reopen, the DuPage County Health Department has developed a signage toolkit to support businesses as they promote safe practices.
Businesses are encouraged to download the artwork and print flyers, posters, window clings, and floor decals to meet their needs. Information can be found here: Toolkit
City Water and Sewer Service
UPDATE: During the months of March, April, May, June, August, and September 2020, the City suspended late fees and service turn-offs. Beginning with the October 2020 bills (due in November), late fees and service turn-offs will resume pursuant to City Code.
Warrenville businesses may be facing financial challenges due to COVID-19 related closures or reduction of operations. Contact the Finance Department at 630-393-5753 to discuss payment plan options.