Westchester is committed to assisting and connecting businesses in the Village with the resources they need during this time. Below is a list of business and industry resources.

State & Federal Resources

Illinois Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

  • Low-interest loans of up to $50,000 for small businesses in every industry outside of Chicago. Applications will be available on DCEO’s website by Friday, March 27.

Hospitality Emergency Grant Program:

This new $14 million grant program aims to help small hospitality businesses make ends meet, providing up to $25,000 to eligible bars and restaurants and up to $50,000 for eligible hotels. Applications are available today on DCEO’s website and are due by April 1 at 5 p.m. All valid, eligible applications received within the five-day window will be entered into a lottery, and grant winners will be notified on April 4.  

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

Industry Resources

Guidence For Businesses

Other Resources