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​Kane County Coronavirus Relief Fund ​


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The U.S. Department of Treasury allocated $92,900,218 of Coronavirus Relief Funds to Kane County under the CARES Act to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities. To help distribute these funds, the Kane County Board has established the CARES Act Allocation Committee under the direction of Kane County State's Attorney Joseph H. McMahon and in collaboration with the Office of Community Reinvestment. Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP will provide fiscal management of these funds for Kane County.

This initiative for economic recovery established guidelines and strategic priorities for the disbursement of funds to move federal funding to communities, non-profits and businesses in need of direct financial relief.

October 2, 2020 is the application deadline Small Business Grants and Nonprofit Grants applications. All previous applications are now closed.  Small businesses and non-profit organizations will be able to access the application portal subsequent to an informational webinar on September 18, 2020. Please continue to visit our webpage for updates as they become available. This program does not offer rent/mortgage assistance for residents.

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Small Business Grant Application:

Small Business Application Instructions

PowerPoint Presentation

Kane County CRF Small Business Budget for Application - March-September 2020.xlsx
Kane County CRF Small Business Budget for Application - October-December 2020.xlsx

Applicant Eligibility 

In order to be eligible to apply for assistance under this program, a business must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a for-profit business (e.g. LLC, S Corporation, C Corporation, Partnership, or Sole Proprietorship) or a Chamber of Commerce.
  2. Have a place of business that is physically located within Kane County.
  3. Had no more than 50 full-time equivalent employees as of March 1, 2020.
  4. Had gross revenue for calendar year 2019 of no more than $2.5 million. If the business was formed after January 1, 2019, they may apply for a grant of up to $10,000.
  5. Experienced a reduction in revenue and increase of costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. If closed as a result of the pandemic, the business must have been reopened by August 1, 2020.
  7. Be in good standing with all applicable federal, state, and local standards and requirements.


Chambers of commerce that are located within Kane County and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) are eligible applicants under this program. Certain businesses are ineligible for this program, including home-based businesses (any enterprise for which the principal administrative and managerial activities take place within an individual's personal residence), adult entertainment/bookstores, banks, payday lenders, title lenders, businesses involved in the marijuana/vaping/tobacco industries (Only businesses that derive the majority of their revenue from such industries will be considered ineligible.) and corporate chains (unless incorporated as an independent franchisee). Owners of multiple businesses may submit only one application under this initiative. 

You must identify your Business Legal Structure before uploading your supporting documentation.

    1. Completed W-9 form or 501(c)(3) designation.
    2. Most recent (not expired) Certificate of Good Standing from the Illinois Secretary of State. For Sole Proprietorships or Partnerships operating under a name other than the real name of the owner(s), please submit the Certificate of Ownership to verify that the business has completed all Assumed Name filing (DBA registration) requirements with the Kane County Clerk's office.
    3. Roster of employees for the pay period that includes March 1, 2020. Indicate the number of hours worked during that pay period for each employee.
    4. Annual financial statement for calendar year 2019.
    5. 2019 IRS tax return, if available.
    6. Monthly Profit & Loss Statements (Reports revenues, gains, expenses, losses and net income for a period of time.)
    7. Under the Monthly Profit & Loss Statements, also include Attachment A: Budget and narrative for eligible costs already incurred between March 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020. (Use the Excel form that is available for download from the webpage.)
    8. Monthly balance sheets (Presents a company's financial position as of a point in time and includes assets, liabilities and equity.)
    9. Under Monthly balance sheets, also include Attachment B: Budget and narrative for eligible costs anticipated between October 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. (Use the Excel form that is available for download from the webpage.)
    10. If the applicant is a Chamber of Commerce:
      1. Copy of the most-recently filed Form 990; and
      2. IRS determination letter regarding non-profit status.

Apply Here:

You must complete an online application with supporting documentation for consideration.​

PLEASE C​LICK HERE​


Non​profits​ Organization Grant Application:

Nonprofits Application Instructions

PowerPoint Presentation

Kane County CRF Nonprofit Budget for Application - March-September 2020.xlsx
Kane County CRF Nonprofit Budget for Application - October-December 2020.xlsx

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for assistance under this program, a nonprofit organization must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be incorporated as a 501(c)(3).
  2. Deliver services from a facility that is physically located within Kane County.
  3. Provide, as its primary mission, services and/or aid to Kane County residents in the areas of shelter/housing, sustenance (food/meals), and health services (medical/mental health). (While this is not an exclusive list of services/aid, applicants that provide other types of services/aid must demonstrate and justify how they are critical to the basic health, safety, and welfare of Kane County residents.)
  4. If closed as a result of the pandemic, the organization must have been reopened by August 1, 2020.
  5. Be in good standing with all applicable federal, state, and local standards and requirements.

Required Attachments to the Application

Applicants may seek reimbursement of the following types of expenses under this program, provided they were incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020, and were not reimbursed under another source of financial assistance:

  1. Rent/mortgage payments for the physical place of nonprofit or for equipment integral to the nonprofit's operations (provided the facility and/or equipment was secured by the nonprofit prior to January 1, 2020).
  2. Utility costs associated with the physical place of the agency's business.
  3. The purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by the employees and/or patrons of the nonprofit.
  4. The cost of cleaning/disinfecting the place of the nonprofit.
  5. The cost of minor physical modifications to the place of the nonprofit in order to comply with social distancing requirements. (Please note this excludes the cost of capital improvements unrelated to social distancing standards.)
  6. Costs incurred to enable employees to work remotely, such as computer equipment/ software, cell phones, internet access, etc.

Apply Here:

You must complete an online application with supporting documentation for consideration.

PLEASE CLICK HERE​​



The Process:​

Once your completed application and supporting documentation has been submitted, both will be reviewed for eligibility. If additional information or documentation is needed to support your expenses/reimbursements, your designated point of contact will receive an email with this request. Your organization will be notified via email if your application is approved or denied.

Questions:

Direct any questions regarding the Kane County Coronavirus Relief Fund to: CRF@co.kane.il.us. Please allow for three business days for a reply.​

Webinar:

We apologize if you were unable attend any of the webinars due to a capacity limit.​​

Full audio recording is not available for this webinar. Please refer to the documents made available on the webpage.  Questions should be submitted to CRF@co.kane.il.us