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CARES Act Funding for Small Business Owners

Attention Small Business Owners

St. Clair County has identified relief funds to support small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically local businesses with a commercial location in the County. Funds are anticipated to be available late June or early July as part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal stimulus package.

St. Clair County is providing financial support to qualified small businesses (businesses with 25 full time equivalent or fewer employees) that are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to orders to close or limit operations. This program provides a maximum amount of $15,000 (amounts will vary depending on number of employees), 0%, forgivable loans are being offered to help offset/recover from the significant, temporary loss of revenue to these qualified businesses during this pandemic, and to assist businesses in retaining and paying employees.

Applications may be requested by email or phone at ; 618-825-3218 or ; 618-825-3211 or may be available for download at

Applications are now open for submission until June 19, 2020 at 4:30 PM (CDT), with funds expected to be available in late June/July 2020.

Depending on demand a lottery drawing may be held for all applications submitted June 22, 2020 @ the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department, 19 Public Square, Belleville, IL 62221. All applicants will be contacted regarding funding selection.

No applications will be considered if received after the above referenced submission date. U.S. Postal service or E-mail submissions are highly preferred at this time due to the effects of COVID-19, though alternative options are available. All applications, regardless of submission type, must be received by the deadline to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. St. Clair County reserves the right to reject any application submitted

Please be sure to carefully read the following guidelines document before filling out the application.


PDF copy of Application



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