Kane County offering 2nd round of pandemic business grants

Financial assistance offered to businesses affected by COVID-19

GENEVA – Kane County is now accepting grant applications from local businesses in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced in a news release.

The county launched “Round Two” of its Business Grant Program.

The Kane County Board appropriated $5 million for this initiative from its Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Eligible businesses may apply for up to $25,000 to cover certain expenses from March 1, 2020 to Dec. 30, 2020.

Businesses that applied under Round One are welcome to apply under Round Two.

More information, including a link to our web-based application portal, is posted on the county's Coronavirus Relief Fund page at www.countyofkane.org.

A dedicated telephone number 630-762-2084 and email address CRF2@co.kane.il.us has been created for this program. County staff are ready to field inquiries, the release stated.

For businesses that would benefit from one-on-one assistance or might lack adequate technology to complete our on-line application, the county is making computer and scanning technology available free of charge at the Kane County Office of Community Development, 143 First St., Batavia.

This service is available by appointment only in order to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 screening and distancing standards, the release stated.

Applicants can bring their financial and expense documentation to the office to be digitally scanned for upload to the application portal.