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The 2023 Source Grant, Application Assistance Resources and Upcoming Events

Did COVID negatively impact your business? You may be eligible for The 2023 Source Grant. The 2023 Source Grant will provide $40 million in grants to small businesses in Cook County to help stabilize operations, foster recovery and resiliency, and advance equity. Applications open now through August 18.

The 2023 Source Grant News & Updates

Are you interested in applying for The 2023 Source Grant?

Watch this informative video to find out all you need to know about the application process.

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Do you need help with The 2023 Source Grant application process?

We've got you covered! If you have questions regarding your business's eligibility or the required documentation, please review our FAQs page.

Attend an event to receive application support.

If you are interested in applying and need application assistance, review our events calendar for application assistance on our Events page.

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Interested in assistance in a language other than English? Please reach out to us at:

$40 Million Available for Small Business Grants

The 2023 Source Grant provides $40 million in grants to small businesses to help stabilize operations, foster recovery and resiliency, and advance equity. The press event on July 19 featured President Toni Preckwinkle and other County representatives along with grant administrators and small business owners.

To learn more about the press event and read the press release, visit our News page.

“Restaurants and bars have been hit particularly hard over the past few years,” Toia said. "Throughout all this, the Cook County Small Business Source has been a vital source of guidance, support and stability to thousands of small businesses.”

Sam Toia, President of the Illinois Restaurant Association, advocated for funding of the Cook County Small Business Source, which provides small businesses with no-cost business advice, resources and access to events. 

Featured August Event

Attend the Pathways to Cook County Expo

Join us August 8 from 9:00am-3:00pm for a variety of networking events and workshops aimed to help you learn about jobs, grants, equity/inclusion, and more!

The Cook County Small Business Source and its partners will be presenting Grant Application Help Sessions and Access to Capital presentations in the morning and the afternoon.

Register Here

Events for 2023 Source Grant Application Assistance

Black Business Month

This August, join us as we celebrate Black Business Month, a time to recognize and appreciate the contributions of Black-owned businesses in Cook County.

Since the Source’s inception in 2020, 75% of the more than 13,000 small businesses served are owned by people of color, demonstrating our commitment to assisting a historically underserved segment of the business community. Let’s use this moment to support Black-owned businesses this month and beyond.

The Amazon Business Accelerator Training

This Business Accelerator Training supports the growth and success of new small and diverse sellers on Amazon Business in an accelerated one-day event. Connect with Amazon Business experts and discover the available tools and resources to help your business succeed.

Attend the Black Business Accelerator session during the Business Accelerator Training hosted by Amazon Business on Wednesday, August 9 from 10:00am - 4:00pm at Amazon’s Offices, 227 West Monroe Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60606.

Register Here

Business Advising

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 Business Advising and connect with one of our advisors from the region’s leading business services organizations!

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