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Monday, November 20, 2023

B2B NewBiz Grants NOW OPEN

Grant applications are open for businesses that launched during the pandemic. Up to $30,000 available through the B2B NewBiz program.

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Monday, May 1, 2023

B2B Webinar Wednesday, May 3

The Back to Business program’s new round of grants has $175 million available to provide to qualifying restaurants, hotels, and creative arts organizations. All applicants will receive a grant as long as they meet eligibility requirements and submit proper documentation and attestations required by the program.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Tourism-Related Grants Available

The Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (KCCVB) mission is to market and develop branded Kankakee County destination experiences to enhance community economic growth and quality of life. To achieve this mission, the KCCVB has unveil a newly structured Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP) Grants Program for 2023.

The primary purposes of the KCCVB CTAP grants are to add vibrancy to communities in Kankakee County and to generate new economic impact through visitation by non-residents.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

New B2B Grants Available

Application portal opens August 18, 2021 for $250M in Back to Business (B2B) Grants for small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Dunn Charitable Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications for Youth Services

The Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley has announced the acceptance of applications for grants from the Robert K. Dunn Perpetual Charitable Trust Fund. The donor-advised fund was established by the trustees of Mr. Dunn’s estate in 2016. The trustees will advise the Community Foundation Board of Directors to grant up to $33,000 to one or multiple organizations that provide direct services to youth in the Greater Kankakee River Valley Area.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Local Advisers Weigh In: CARES Act Resources for Kankakee County Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s new programs to help businesses stabilize during the COVID-19 pandemic have brought a number of new issues, questions and frustrations to business owners around the country. The programs were being revised almost hourly prior to their recent launch. We break down some of the frequently asked questions about the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) here.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CARES Act: Tools that Deliver Immediate Relief to Small Business

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, self-employed and independent contractors, franchise owners, as well as certain non- profits and other employers.

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