Back to Business (B2B)

The Back to Business (B2B) grant program is a key component of Governor JB Pritzker’s $1.5 billion economic package designed to maximize the impact of American Rescue Plan Act funds provided to Illinois. It sets forth $250 Million for businesses that have experienced losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic to support them in their recovery.

Here’s What You Need to Know
Application is fast and easy!
  • $5,000-$150,000 grants to cover operations/staff/overhead costs
  • New interface designed to help small business owners track and learn updates on their application status in real-time
  • Must have revenues of $20 million or less in 2019 and a reduction in revenue in 2020 due to COVID-19
  • Priority given for these businesses applying:
    • Hardest hit industries – such as hotels, salons, fitness centers, restaurants, and more.
    • Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIAs) – economically distressed communities which have had higher case counts of COVID-19.
    • Businesses who have yet to qualify for state or federal assistance, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), BIG, and more.
  • What You need:
    • A copy of your business’s 2019 AND 2020 Federal tax returns
    • Two business bank statements – one from the period March through December 2020, and your most recent statement
    • Business owner ID (ITIN accepted)
  • Applications will be accepted starting August 18, 2021
  • Need application assistance?
    • ChicagoMSDC is proud to be a Cook County Business Support Organization in the Back 2 Business Grant Program. For more information, please contact us at or 312-755-8880.

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