CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has partnered with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in making the Downstate Small Business Stabilization grant program available to certain COVID-19 pandemic-impacted businesses employing between one and 50 people.
In an effort to assist Carbondale’s small businesses, the grant program will provide up to $25,000 in working capital funds to community businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The intent of the grant is to make available up to 60 days of employee costs in order to remain open or reopen, and retain or re-employ permanent jobs.
Applicant businesses must be private for-profit small businesses considered non-essential by the Governor’s Executive Order without the ability for employees to work remotely, and must have been operating continuously with the same ownership since January 1, 2017.
For more information on the program and how to apply, click here.