Allies for Community
Business Loan Opportunities
Allies for Community Business (A4CB) takes a holistic approach when assessing loan applications, evaluating how well business owners have managed their debts over the past two years and how much cash they have available to make monthly loan payments. Apply for reliable, low interest rate and flexible loans ranging from $500 to $100,000 provided by A4CB here.
Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
Was your business impacted by severe storms and flooding between June 29 to July 2, 2023? Cook County small businesses located within a declared disaster area may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Learn more about available disaster loans and requirements here.
Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Program
The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Artists Fellowship Program. The Artist Fellowship Program recognizes exceptional artists who have created a substantial body of work throughout their career by providing awards to support continued artistic growth. The IACA will provide a limited number of $15,000 awards across the following discipline categories: Crafts, Digital Arts, Ethnic & Folk Arts, New Art Forms and Visual Based Arts. A limited number of $1,500 Finalist Awards will also be given. Apply here by November 3, 2023 to be considered.