Happy Holidays from the
Cook County Small Business Source!
Though 2022 has been another challenging year of rebuilding and recovery, we look forward to continued engagement, resourcefulness and growth with Cook County’s small business community in 2023.
With $25.5 M in federal ARPA funds (American Rescue Plan Act) from Cook County, The Source launched the Grow Grant in 2022. With outreach and assistance from our network of over 40 partners, listed below, and support from We Rise Together, we received more than 22,000 applications. The Women Business Development Center and Allies for Community Business, our Grant Administrators, are reviewing applications now and we will share status updates with businesses in January 2023. We appreciate your patience.
Since 2020, The Source has supported the growth and elevation of Cook County’s small businesses. Below is a snapshot of the impact of our work.