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B2B Grant for Creative Arts, Hotels & Restaurants

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, and submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program.

The program design for Restaurants, Hotels, and Arts, respectively, is based on legislation that 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)

Applications will be open between April 5 and May 10, 2023DCEO encourages applicants to familiarize themselves with program eligibility requirements and reach out to local community navigators with any questions.

All B2B grant services and support provided by DCEO & partner organizations are offered free of charge.


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