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Attention Small Business Owners: Assistance Coming Soon to Help You Access Federal Financial Programs
Posted on: 1/29/2021

Illinois will soon be hiring new “community navigators” to assist Illinois small business owners, such as medical practices, with accessing federal COVID-19 emergency financial programs and to help with the somewhat complicated application process.

In the meantime, here's an update on federal relief programs:

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration recently reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. 

  • The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) began “Round 2” earlier this month, distributing loans for small businesses, which includes medical practices, to help keep their workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what the U.S. Small Business Administration is currently offering. 

If you have questions, please contact the ISMS Health Policy Research and Advocacy team  by email.

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