Emergency Assistance Information

Information on Loans for Small Business Owners

U.S. Small Business Administration page for the coronavirus

(COVID-19) including small business guidance and loan resources.

Emergency Rental Assistance

Assistance for those that are unable to pay rent due to coronavirus.

Illinois Department of Commerce


Downstate small business stabilization program information.

CARES Act for Small Businesses Flow Chart

The CARES Act tasks the Small Business Administration with overseeing the distribution of millions of dollars in loans and grants to help small businesses survive the pandemic.  It also provides additional funding for SBA’s Resource Partners to provide advice and training to help small businesses respond to the unprecedented challenges in communities throughout the country.


First National Bank & Trust Blog

This blog compiles a list of COVID-19 small business resources.


Illinois Legal Aid Online

This site answers frequently asked questions about applying for unemployment insurance & taking time off from work.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Find information on Coronavirus scams, student loan payments, and mortgage relief options.

Arts For Illinois

Grants for artists, artisans and cultural organizations impacted by COVID-19.

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

Information for Illinois Veterans.

Illinois Department of Human Services

DHS partners, providers, contractors, or vendors can find the information and resources

Dewitt County Development Council

DCDC Revolving Loan Fund.

US Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program EZ Loan Forgiveness Application

Not sure how to fill out the application?  Check out the Niche Academy SBA Tutorial for a step by step walk-through.

US Social Security Administration

Online Services

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

Information on COVID-19 and unemployment benefits in the state of Illinois.