In case you missed the big news last week: the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will distribute $50 million in grant money to businesses, nonprofit organizations, and sole proprietors in the creative sector that suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted by DCEO between April 5 and May 10.
As a Community Navigator, Arts Alliance Illinois is providing technical assistance to prospective applicants, including a help desk to answer questions and guide you through the application when it becomes available. That help desk is now live. Access it on their website.
Attend the webinar this Friday
Arts Alliance Illinois is also hosting webinars about the grant to help guide prospective applicants through the application process. The first webinar is this Friday, March 31, from 12-1pm, and will include a program overview and a Q&A opportunity. Click below to register!
Arts Alliance Illinois is serving as a Community Navigator for the Illinois Creative Recovery/B2B Arts grant opportunity to share information about the grant and provide potential applicants with technical assistance. Arts Alliance Illinois cannot make final determinations regarding eligibility and will not play a role in determining grant awards. For more information about the Illinois Creative Recovery/B2B Arts grants, visit the DCEO website.