The application portal will stay open through May 10, 2023 per the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
The Back to Business (B2B) grant program provides recovery grants for businesses in the hardest-hit industries. Eligible restaurants, hotels and creative arts businesses are eligible to apply for $175 million in available grant funding. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements, submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program. The program design for B2B Restaurants, B2B Hotels, and B2B Arts, respectively, are based on legislation which established the Restaurant Employment and Stabilization Grant Program (20 ILCS 605/605-1100), Hotel Jobs Recovery Grant Program (20 ILCS 605/605-1095), and the Illinois Creative Recovery Grant program (30 ILCS 709/40).
Please follow this link for Frequently Asked Questions regarding the program, including eligibility requirements: https://www.illinois.gov/b2b
Please follow this link to apply for the grant program: https://www.illinois.gov/b2b