Elgin Coronavirus Guide for Small Business in the Downtown

Main Street Resources for Businesses

Main Street Webinar Series for Businesses
The COVID-19 & Main Street Webinar Series provides Main Street programs with the latest resources and information on how to navigate the short-term and long-term impacts of COVID-19. All webinars are free and recorded for your convenience.

Main Street Forward
Main Street Forward features a wide range of free resources for Main Street leaders, including recovery planning tools, guidance as it relates to Four Point activities, research, advocacy efforts, and best practices and examples from around the Network.

Funding Opportunities
Compiled by the Main Street organization to help Main Streets and small businesses including loan and grant programs as well as federal programs.

COVID-19 Trends
This blog series from Main Street delves into how the pandemic is impacting downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts and explores the challenges and opportunities arising from the crisis.

Reopening Safely – Tips for Business Owners

Reopening Industry Guidelines

National  Resources

If your business didn’t qualify for a PPP loan, you may want to consider the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program.

CDC Coronavirus COVID-19 Website

World Health Organization Website

US Chamber Small Business Coronavirus Guide

Small Business Administration

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options
The Paycheck Protection Program closed on Aug 8th. Check back for updates.

SBA Express Bridge Loans
This program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA works with local partners to counsel, mentor and train small businesses. Learn more here.

Elgin Coronavirus Guide for Small Business

Share your business status with the public on the City of Elgin Interactive Mapping Resource Guide.

Complete the Business Survey Here and be sure to check back often to this Elgin Coronavirus Guide for Small Business web page. If you have changes to your current status on the map please request your information be updated.

The Round 2 application period is now closed. Awardees will be notified on or before October 5th.

Elgin DNA

Are you a Downtown Elgin business looking for answers to questions related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Please email the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin here and we will respond promptly.

Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin


31 S. Grove Avenue, Suite 100
Elgin, IL 60120
847-488-1456
info@DowntownElgin.com