The 2023 Source Grant, NACo 2023 Achievement Award
and Upcoming Events
We are excited to announce that applications are now open for The 2023 Source Grant, which provides $40 million in grants to small businesses to help stabilize operations, foster recovery and resiliency, and advance equity in a post-pandemic economy.
All businesses located in Cook County with fewer than 20 full-time employees that were in business prior to 2020 are eligible to apply. This opportunity is available for businesses in all sectors.
The program will prioritize businesses:
Located in suburban Cook County
In sectors hardest hit by COVID-19, including:
-Arts & Entertainment;
-Childcare & Social Assistance;
-Hospitality, Food & Tourism;
-Transportation & Warehousing
Owned by veterans
Applicants for The 2023 Source Grant are required to provide the following five documents:
One form of Valid Photo ID
2019 Federal Tax Return
2022 Federal Tax Return
Proof of Good Standing with the State of Illinois (Sole Proprietors operating under SSN need not provide)
For additional information including informational webinars, a schedule of upcoming application help sessions, FAQs and more visit The 2023 Source Grant webpage.
The Source’s assistance to more than 10,000 small businesses has led to its recognition as a national model. We look forward to continuing our work to support, grow and elevate small businesses by connecting small business owners with expert guidance and support to take their businesses to the next level.