Small Business Assistance Grant Program

COVID-19 CDBG Village of Palatine Small Business Assistance Grant is now closed.


The Village of Palatine CDBG-CV Small Business Assistance Grant Program provides grants up to $10,000 to assist small businesses located within the Village of Palatine in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Village of Palatine is accepting applications from businesses that meet the following requirements:

     • Must have been continuously licensed with the Village and/or State since 2019;
     • 20 or fewer Full-Time Employees (or FTE);
     • Must be a locally owned, for-profit business (if a franchised business, cannot have received Covid-19 related corporate financial assistance) and located           within the Village of Palatine;
     • Demonstrate a revenue loss of 20% or more between the time period of April – November 2019 and April – November 2020;
     • Must have an active Business license;
     • Must have a minimum of one W-2 employee;
     • Must be in good standing with the Village of Palatine at the time of award;
     • Must not have a bankruptcy or foreclosure within the last six months;
     • Must submit the application and all required supporting documentation; and
     • Must disclose if they have received capital through alternative sources (e.g. Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Payroll Protection Program (PPP)                 Loan) at the time of application submittal.


     • Applications will be accepted in order of completion. The date and time of application submittal will be used to determine the order of completion.
     • Priority will be given to direct Covid-19 related costs before considering operating expenses;
     • An individual grant amount cannot exceed $10,000, subject to the following:
          o 100% reimbursement for direct Covid-19 related expenses (PPE, workspace and/or equipment modifications, etc.)
          o 50% reimbursement for operating costs (not including payroll). Grant funding will be capped at $5,000 for these types of costs.


     • Any direct expenses that are not directly related to the prevention of, preparation for, or response to the Coronavirus;
     • Supplanting or substituting expenses currently paid for by other sources;
     • Purchase of equipment, specifically for construction, unless it is specifically related in response to COVID-19.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation detailing the expenses for which the applicant is seeking reimbursement. Applicants will be required to enter into a CDBG-CV Grant Agreement with the Village to comply with HUD CDBG program regulations. A sample of the CDBG-CV Grant Agreement can be viewed at the link below.

Applications are to be submitted on-line using the on-line form at the link below. Applications will be processed, and grant awards will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until the $90,000 in HUD CDBG-CV funds that have been allocated to this program are exhausted.
The following documents will be needed to be uploaded in the online application to complete and submit:

     • Use of Grant Form (PDF File Link)

     • Documentation of other CARES ACT Funds received (PDF File Link)

     • Applicant Certification (PDF File Link)

     • Palatine CDBG Small Business Grant Application (PDF Link)

Online Application Form:

     • The online application can not be saved to continue at another time. Once you start you must finish.
     • We strongly recommend you download a copy of the PDF application and have the requested attachments, completed and ready to attach before you           begin the online application.
     • Fill out the form completely. If you are missing the required information the application will be unable to submit/send. “*” is an indication of required                 fields within the application.

Online applications are available through an easy-to-use secure platform!  The application period is now closed.

For assistance please call  847-701-4705 or email our Community Support Specialist, Schoen Aldrich at [email protected]