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The Source Grow Grant provides $10,000 grant funds to small businesses, coupled with advising and coaching services, to foster their recovery and resiliency from the pandemic, scale their operations and thrive in Cook County. Now accepting applications.

Your business is eligible if it:

Is a for-profit business in Cook County, IL

Has fewer than 20 full-time employees

Has operated and conducted business since 2020

Has experienced a negative financial impact due to the pandemic

The Program prioritizes businesses:


  • Owned by Black, Latino(a), other People of Color, Women, Veterans, LGBTQ+ and Persons with a disability to close racial wealth and other opportunity gaps.


  • In sectors hard hit by COVID like arts, childcare, hospitality, retail, restaurants, and transportation. 


Please find details on The Grow Grant here


How to Apply:


All applications must be submitted online.


While the application is mobile-friendly, a laptop or desktop computer is recommended to upload documents and complete the application.


Visit the Grow Grant website for a schedule of webinars, "drop-in" virtual and in-person help sessions, schedules and FAQs.  

APPLY HERE!

LEARN MORE

A series of support sessions are available for you.

Monday, October 3 @ 11a.m. 

Women’s Business Development Center

Virtual Application Information Session

Click here to register



Tuesday, October 4 @ 8:15a.m. 

Illinois Restaurant Association - 33 W. Monroe, Suite 250, Chicago, IL, 60603  

In-Person Information Session



Wednesday, October 5 @ 10a.m. 

Chicago Urban League - 3521 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL, 60653

In-Person Information Session



Cook County Small Business Source Events


Virtual Drop-in Application Help Sessions

Attend a Virtual Drop-in Application Help Session to receive one-on-one application assistance from one of our small business experts.


Virtual Sessions are held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:00am – 11:00am CT and 4:00pm – 5:00pm CT (except Fridaysfrom October 3, 2022 through October 28, 2022 

No registration required

Click Here to Join a Virtual Drop-in Application Help Session


In-Person Drop-in Application Help Sessions

Cook County Building

69 W. Washington St, 29th Floor

Chicago, IL 60602


Attend an In-Person Drop-in Application Help Session to receive one-on-one application assistance from one of our small business experts.


In-person sessions are held every Wednesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm CT from October 3, 2022 through October 28, 2022 


Computers and scanners will be available. No appointment necessary.


Virtual & in-person application help sessions will be available in English & Spanish.

Connect With Us

The Cook County Small Business Source provides no-cost one-on-one coaching, group webinars and events and online resources to help small businesses thrive and grow.


Sign up for free Business Advising to connect with one of our advisors from the region’s leading business services organizations!

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Cook County Small Business Source

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