May 26, 2022
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Kendall County Board OKs first round of small business pandemic relief grants

Awards to nine Kendall applicants total more than $223,000

Kendall County Administrator Scott Koeppel, left, and County Board Chairman Scott Gryder, center, at the Jan. 18, 2022 county board meeting in Yorkville.

YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Board awarded federal COVID-19 relief grant money to nine local small businesses totaling more than $223,000 on Jan. 18.

There are another 200 enterprises waiting for their applications to be processed and approved in the coming weeks.

The county board has allocated $2 million for the small business relief program. Grants covering 25% of lost revenues between 2019 and 2020, or a maximum of $25,000, may be awarded.

Eight of the nine businesses received the $25,000 maximum grant award

Those businesses include Pilot Services, Inc., 1221 Farmington Lakes Drive., Oswego; Auto & Truck Pro Shop, 125 Kirkland Circle, Unit E & F, Oswego and Direct Sign Systems, 129 Commercial Drive, Unit 6, Yorkville.

Also receiving the maximum award were ANK Hospitality of Illinois, 1050 Douglas Road, Oswego; Silver Dollar Restaurant, 102 Stagecoach Trail, Yorkville and Sterchi Chiropractic, 54 W. Countryside Parkway, Suite D, Yorkville.

Two more businesses getting the $25,000 grant were All American Male, Inc., 27 Main St., Oswego and Schoppe Design Associates, Inc., 126 S. Main St., Oswego.

Finally, receiving a grant for $23,500 was Quick Signs, 424 Treasure Drive, Oswego.

Businesses with fewer than 50 employees and that meet statutory requirements under Section 3 of the Small Business Act may apply for the grant money.

The key qualifications for receiving a grant are that the business must be physically located within Kendall County, have operated during 2019 and 2020, have filed tax returns for those years and are currently open.

The businesses must demonstrate that they lost revenue, as shown through tax filings, because of the pandemic. The application page may be reached at https://kendallcounty.smapply.io/

The county had been planning to distribute the money in two $1 million phases this year, but the flood of applications has prompted board members to put all of the money on the table immediately.


Mark Foster

Mark Foster is a reporter for Kendall County Now, covering local government in Kendall County