Open Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

$22 Million Available for New Small Business Chi Biz Strong & Outdoor Dining Grants

The Chi Biz Strong Grant will provide selected small business and nonprofit recipients with $5,000 or $10,000 based on lost revenue and increased costs.  There is also a targeted Outdoor Dining Grant Program that will provide recipients $5,000 to offset the costs of outdoor furniture and other pandemic related expenses. 
Click here to learn more and apply! 
Application deadline is November 12, 2021.
Open & On Deck Districts 

Open: SBIF District Openings for November 2021, 11/1-11/30/2021
119th/Halsted
119th & I-57 Redevelopment
Avondale
Central West
Madison/Austin Corridor

Note: Applications received for these areas will NOT be accepted after 5pm CT on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
Applications may be emailed to sbif@somercor.com.  


On Deck: SBIF District Openings for December 2021, 12/1-12/30/2021

67th/Wentworth
79th/Southwest Highway
79th/Vincennes
87th/Cottage Grove
Avalon Park/South Shore
Cicero/Archer

Note: Applications received for these areas will NOT be accepted before 9am CT on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
Applications may be emailed to sbif@somercor.com