St. Clair County providing financial support to qualified small businesses

St. Clair County is providing financial support to qualified small businesses (businesses with 25 full time equivalent or fewer employees) that are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to orders to close or limit operations.

The program provides a maximum amount of $15,000 (amounts will vary depending on number of employees), 0 percent, forgivable loans are being offered to help offset/recover from the significant, temporary loss of revenue to these qualified businesses during this pandemic, and to assist businesses in retaining and paying employees.

Applications may be requested by email or phone at [email protected] ; (618) 825-3218 or [email protected] ; (618)  825-3211 or may be available for download at

http://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/grants/development/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications are now open for submission until June 19, 2020 at 4:30p.m., with funds expected to be available in late June/July 2020.

Depending on demand a lottery drawing may be held for all applications submitted June 22, 2020 @ the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department, 19 Public Square, Belleville, IL 62221. All applicants will be contacted regarding funding selection.

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