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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Village of Palatine CDBG-CV Small Business Grant Program

In June, 2020, Palatine's Village Council approved a CDBG Action Plan Amendment to incorporate additional HUD funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 related impacts, through the CARES Act.  The Action Plan Amendment included an Economic Development Grant to respond to Covid-19 related matters.  The Grant Program and related information are outlined below:

Grant Program Eligibility Requirements - The following outlines the general eligibility requirements for those businesses looking to apply:

  • Must have been continuously licensed with the Village and/or State since 2019
  • 20 of fewer Full Time Employees (or FTE)
  • Must be a locally owner, for profit business (if a franchised business, cannot have received Covid-19 related corporate financial assistance)
  • Demonstrate a revenue loss of 20% or more between the time period of April - November, 2019 and April - November, 2020

General Conditions of the Grant Program: 

  • First come, first served
  • Priority will be given to Covid-19 related costs before considering operating expenses
  • An individual grant amount cannot exceed $10,000, subject to the following:
    • 100% reimbursement for direct Covid-19 related expenses (PPE, work space and/or equipment modifications, etc.)
    • 50% reimbursement for operating costs (not including payroll).  Grant funding will be capped at $5,000 for these types of costs. 

The Village of Palatine is again partnering with the Center of Concern to coordinate the Grant application, review, and approval process.  The on-line Grant application will open 8 AM on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (Note: the on-line application will remain open until 5 PM on Friday, July 30, 2021).  The application process will require the electronic submittal of several documents including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Copies of receipts, canceled checks, payroll reports for 2020 and other proof of Covid-19 expenses
  • Documentation showing >20% revenue loss for April – November, 2019 vs. April – November, 2020
  • Signed Certification
  • Completed W-9 form and DUNS number (Grant recipients will be responsible for any tax related issues)


The following is a link to the on-line application:  https://centerofconcern.org/palatinesb/


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