COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
For Non-English Speakers- see Coronavirus Recovery Information in other languages from the US Small Business Administration
The Payment Protection Program (PPP) round 2 officially opened as of 9:00 am on January 11 for those that currently don’t have a PPP loan. On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 requests may be made for a second PPP loan for those businesses who already have one. At the moment, all PPP requests must be made via community financial institutions. This has been done as an effort to support underserved communities so please contact your local Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) today. At a later date, PPP will be open with traditional lenders, etc.
More details are still to be released; however, we suggest your preferred lender to discuss your options.
While all regions of the state are now in Phase 4 (Revitalization) of the “Restore Illinois” plan, additional mitigation measures apply, including for regions 8 (DuPage County) and 10 (Suburban Cook County).
See the Guidance on Reopening for more information. Information is presented for multiple industries.
The Village of Hanover Park is working to assist our businesses. In addition to resources posted here, please visit the Village’s main COVID-19 page - information is updated frequently, so please check regularly.
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Struggling to get started?
The following questions might help point you in the right direction with help from the Small Business Administration. Do you need:
- Assistance for your restaurant employees? The Illinois Restaurant Association has an Employee Relief Fund for employees facing hardship due to COVID-19.
- A quick infusion of a smaller amount of cash to cover you right now? You might want to look into an Emergency Economic Injury Grant.
- To ease your fears about keeping up with payments on your current or potential SBA loan? The Small Business Debt Relief Program could help.
- Just some quality, free counseling to help you navigate this uncertain economic time? The resource partners might be your best bet.
Help For Businesses:
The Village has temporarily modified sign regulations to convey information regarding business hours and delivery/pick-up options. For permitting, please contact Inspectional Services. Permit fees will be waived for temporary banners. Sandwich board signs are temporarily permitted. Businesses may also use temporary window signs. Packaged liquor pick-up is allowed with food orders for licensed businesses.
Please note, some of the below may overlap. For example, some of the various agencies may also provide financial resources in addition to the resources listed under the "Financial Resources" page.
- Grants, loans, taxes, and special programs
- Support for employers and employees
- Protection for paychecks, rent, mortgage, eviction
- Includes more than $90 Million in small business support from the State
- Restaurants, bar and grills, grocery stores, liquor establishments
Shop Local: LOCAL RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR BUSINESS:
- List (with address, phone, website, hours)
- Map of Restaurants Showing Delivery Options
- Hanover Park Business Directory
- Federal, State, Regional, Local, etc.
- Health resources
- Free business assistance and counseling
- Stay informed – list of upcoming seminars and webinars updated regularly
- Links to taped videos
- Info about free/low-cost video conferencing options
- Info about how to use Digital invoicing, online payment options
- Programs, loans, grants, resources for small businesses
- Resources and grants for non-profit and cultural institutions.
Public Health Resources:
World Health Organization - Getting Your Workplace Ready For COVID-19
Illinois Department of Public Health- Workplace Health and Safety Guidance for Employees and Staff of Businesses
Please check the State and Federal Governments’ public health websites for important updates and resources:
Additionally, check your County’s public health websites for additional local information.
If you don’t know which county you live in, please click on the property search on the right of your screen or click here.
Please be aware that Village officials are closely monitoring the situation in conjunction with County, State, and Federal officials. County, State, and Federal agencies may be issuing guidance or orders independently of the Village.