Business Assistance Programs
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. 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 June 26, 2020, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will be accepting applications for $60 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.
Specifically, the program includes support for bars, restaurants, barbershops, gyms, and fitness centers. Additional detailed information on the BIG 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 Waiving Water and Sewer Late Fees
Warrenville businesses may be facing financial challenges due to COVID-19 related closures or reduction of operations. Therefore, the City of Warrenville will temporarily suspend shutoffs and waive new late fees on water and sewer service accounts for non-payment through June 30, 2020. This will be done automatically for all water and sewer customer accounts, beginning with the March 10, 2020 invoice. For questions, please call 630-393-5753.