• Back 2 Business Illinois Grant

    $5K – $150K
    Grants Available


    The Back 2 Business Grant application is now open!

    Back 2 Business Illinois Grant

    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.


    El programa de subvenciones Back to Business (B2B, De Vuelta al Negocio) es un componente clave del paquete económico de $1.5 mil millones del gobernador JB Pritzker, diseñado para maximizar el impacto de los fondos proporcionados a Illinois como parte de la Ley de Plan de Rescate Estadounidense. Establece $250 millones para negocios que han sufrido pérdidas debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 y así apoyarlos en su recuperación.

  • How to Apply

    1. Make sure you are eligible

    • Business or non-profit open before Dec 31, 2019
    • Made $20 million or less in revenue in 2019
    • Loss in revenue in 2020 due to COVID-19
    • Click Here to view all eligibility requirements.

    2. Gather your paperwork. Save business documents in a digital format.

    • Copy of business’s 2019 AND 2020 federal tax returns
    • Two business banks statements
    • Business owner ID (ITIN accepted)
    • Click Here to view all document details.

    3. Apply online.

    • Create a login account. Link coming soon.
    • Application open on August 18th.
    • Click Here to view all application questions. 



    1. Asegúrese de ser elegible

    • Empresa o sin fines de lucro abierta antes del 31 de diciembre de 2019
    • Ganó $ 20 millones o menos en ingresos en 2019
    • Pérdida de ingresos en 2020 por COVID-19
    • Haga clic aquí para ver todos los requisitos de elegibilidad.

     2. Reúna su documentación. Guarde documentos comerciales en formato digital

    • Copia de las declaraciones de impuestos federales de 2019 Y 2020 de la empresa
    • Extractos de dos bancos comerciales
    • Identificación del propietario de la empresa (se acepta ITIN)
    • Haga clic aquí para ver todos los detalles del documento.

    3. Solicite en línea.

    Cree una cuenta de inicio de sesión. Enlace próximamente.

    Aplicación abierta el 18 de agosto.

    Haga clic aquí para ver todas las preguntas de la aplicación.

  • Need Help?

    We are here to help! We will cal you back!

  • Application is fast and easy!

    • New interface designed to help small business owners track and learn updates on their application status in real-time
    • B2B application portal at https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/B2B.aspx​ 
    • 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
  • Here’s What You Need to Know

    • $5,000-$150,000 grants to cover operations/staff/overhead costs
    • 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.
  • Additional questions? Contact Kendra Shaw at kendras@berwyn.net or 708-749-6587 Se habla español