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 related to COVID-19.

For more information, questions, or if your business is in need of assistance, please contact by email.

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:

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.

Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction from the Guide. Do you need:

  • Capital to cover the cost of retaining employees? Paycheck Protection Program might be right for you. (p2)
  • A quick infusion of a smaller amount of cash to cover you right now? Emergency Economic Injury Grant. (p7)
  • To ease fears about keeping up with payments on your current or potential SBA loan? The Small Business Debt Relief Program. (p6)
  • Just some quality, free counseling to help you navigate this uncertain economic time? Resource Partners. (p9)

Navigate the Guide’s table of contents if you know what resources you are looking for to direct you to the program or assistance product you may need:

  • Paycheck Protection Program Loans (p2)

  • Small Business Debt Relief Program (p6)

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Economic Injury Grants (p7)

  • Small Business Counseling (p9)

  • Small Business Contracting (p10)

  • Small Business Tax Provisions (p11)

Industry Resources

Guidence For Businesses

Other Resources