Will County CARES

Will County CARES Act - Round 3

Update: Application period closed.

Will County is pleased to announce Round 3 of the CARES Act Small Business Grant Program for Will County businesses adversely impacted by the recent pandemic. The County recognizes its small businesses have experienced unprecedented disruptions and overwhelming financial challenges due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

To date, Will County has distributed nearly $21 million in grants to 1,447 local businesses. These grant funds are available to help businesses still recovering from this public health crisis shore up their operations, rebuild their customer base, and restore solvency.

All small businesses physically located in Will County able to demonstrate COVID-19 impact are encouraged to apply for these grants of up to $10,000. The following criteria must be met to determine eligibility:
• Have not received a previous Will County Small Business Grant
• Annual revenues under $5 Million in 2020
• Less than 50 full time employees in 2020
• In operation since February 15, 2020, or earlier
• Have proof of COVID-19 impact
• In good standing with the IRS, State of Illinois, and Will County
• Not currently in bankruptcy

For more information and to apply visit:

Will County Small Business Program Round 3 Flyer

All required documents must be included and uploaded with each application. This is a requirement to expedite the review of eligibility and determine approval for the grant monies.

We need your help to ensure that every small business meeting the criteria for this grant are knowledgeable about the program and will apply immediately. Priority will be given to businesses located in the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Disproportionately Impacted Area (DIA). DIA zip codes in Will County include: 60432, 60435, 60436, 60466, and 60471.