Hospitality Emergency Grant Program


The Hospitality Emergency Grant Program is now closed to applications. All applicants were notified of their application status on April 8th. Click here for information about how the lottery process was conducted. If you have additional questions, please submit them here.


Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, DCEO is working with partners including Accion to launch emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses.


To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCEO launched the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program with $14 million drawn from funds originally budgeted for job training, tourism promotion, and other purposes.


For more information on this and other state programs, click here.