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Thu, Apr 06



Back to Business (B2B) Grants for Creative Arts Information Session

This free event will be replacing our monthly Workshop for Creatives.

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Back to Business (B2B) Grants for Creative Arts Information Session

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Apr 06, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Ottawa, 223 W Madison St, Ottawa, IL 61350, USA


About the Event

We are replacing our monthly Workshop for Creatives with an Information Session about the new Back to Business Grant for Creative Arts! 

The Back to Business (B2B) grant program provides recovery grants for businesses in the hardest-hit industries.  Through the state’s B2B and Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Programs, DCEO has provided more than $535 million to more than 15,000 businesses since the start of the pandemic.

Eligible restaurants, hotels and creative arts businesses are eligible to apply for $175 million in available grant funding as part of our efforts to support ongoing recovery in hard-hit industries. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements, submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program.

The program design for B2B Restaurants, B2B Hotels, and B2B Arts, respectively, are based on legislation which established the Restaurant Employment and Stabilization Grant Program (20 ILCS 605/605-1100), Hotel Jobs Recovery Grant Program (20 ILCS 605/605-1095), and the Illinois Creative Recovery Grant program (30 ILCS 709/40).

Applications will be open between April 5 and May 10, 2023.

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