Glen Ellyn COVID-19 Support Grant Program
The goal of the Village of Glen Ellyn COVID-19 Support Grant Program is to supplement businesses with costs associated with COVID-19 business expenses incurred beginning March 1, 2020. The Village Board reserves the sole right to amend, modify, add, or delete any part or subpart of this program.
Approved expenses are eligible to receive COVID-19 Support Grant funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000, as determined by the Village Board. Grants will be formally issued after the purchases/improvements are completed and all requested documentation is received and reviewed by the Village to verify completion. All grants will be reviewed on a first come first served basis or when all funds for the program are dispersed, whichever comes first. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 31, 2021.
For more information and to download the COVID-19 Support Grant Application, visit here.
Additional Funding for Village Award Programs
In 2020, the Board increased the matching funds for both the Downtown Retail Interior Improvement Award and the Façade Improvement Award from $15,000 to $30,000. The Board is looking to encourage businesses to take advantage of the increased funds to make structural improvements to their business that may help them in the long run. Applications and more information can be found on the Village's website.
Additional Business Support Initiatives
Business Registration Fee Waived for 2021 & 2022
In recognition of the financial burdens facing all businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village Board has waived the annual Business Registration Fee again for 2022 for businesses Village-wide.
In order to maintain accurate records and emergency contact information for all Glen Ellyn businesses, businesses are asked to complete a brief renewal form online. Questions regarding the business registration renewal process may also be directed to the Village’s Finance Department at 630.469.5000.
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.
Additional Resources and Information
- State of Illinois: Restore Illinois Plan
- State of Illinois: BIG Grant
- Choose DuPage
- College of DuPage Business Development Center
- Downtown Alliance of Glen Ellyn
- Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce
- National Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Reopening Guidance
- FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings During COVID-19