Small Business Assistance
The Village of Glen Ellyn is working with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to identify all programs that may be of assistance to those individuals and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 national emergency.
The primary channel for assistance is the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) that currently exists to address natural disasters. For profit and certain non-profit entities across industries can apply for relief. All businesses must formally apply online in order to be considered for eligibility. There is no limitation on a statewide basis, and applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis.
For application and program details, please visit the links below:
You may also contact your local SBDC Program Manager, Ute Westphal, at (630) 942-2630 or via email.
Essential vs Non-Essential Businesses and Operations
In light of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-10, there have been significant questions around what constitutes as an essential vs a non-essential business. The Illinois Department of Commerce has published guidance to clarify this questions and answer many others.
For example, many non-essential businesses are still allowed to perform "Minimum Basic Operations" at work, provided that employees maintain a distance of six feet from one another. However, this would still require them to stay closed to inside customer foot traffic.
Minimum Basic Operations include maintaining the value of inventory, payroll, ensuring security, and ensuring that employees can work remotely.
For additional clarification, please view the Illinois Department of Commerce’s Frequently Asked Questions. You can also contact the Essential Business Determination Hotline at (800) 252-2923 or via email.