As we move forward amidst our new norm with COVID-19, Illinois Quad City communities are rolling out one of the most robust business recovery programs in the nation by launching FORWARD - a free online portal that connects local businesses to a comprehensive list of resources—grants, loans, credits, offers, and local incentives. It’s a one-stop shop for recovery programs. The tool allows businesses to quickly find resources they are eligible for, based on their completed business profile. This effort is made possible through a new partnership with LiveStories- that has enabled a tool that brings more than 20 federal, state, and local resources together in one place for businesses to easily navigate programs that are available specifically to them. 1,100 Businesses will receive an email invitation over the course of this week to log into their business profile already set up for them. For more information or to request an invitation to this platform please visit the City’s website at rigov.org or at rockislandforward.com.