Gov. Pritzker announces first round of Back to Business grants to support Illinois small businesses | News

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced Thursday that the first round of grants have been awarded through the Back to Business (B2B) recovery program.

521 grants totaling more than $24 million have been provided to small businesses in 146 cities across the state. 

The B2B program allocated a total of $250 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars for small businesses experiencing losses caused by the…

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