SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE:
Links to Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Grants
US Government CARES Act:
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.pdf
Downstate Small Business Stabilization / CARES Act
Small Business Administration Disaster Loans
CITY OF BENTON:
Downtown Small Business Stabilization Program and Additional Resources
City of Benton – Coronavirus Information and Resource Page
City Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber email: email@example.com
Adult, Dislocated Worker, or Youth Employment & Training programs, contact Program Director Michelle Cerutti at 618-998-0970, ext. 229.
Business Services, contact Business Services Administrator Debra Keelin at 618-998-0970, ext. 224, or via email.
Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board and/or Economic Development, contact Kathy Lively at 618-998-0970, ext. 237 or via email.
SIU Business Center
Greg Bouhl (618) 536-4451 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity
Kim Watson /Senior Account Manager-Southern Region
Cell: (618) 889-6731 Phone: (618) 993-7621 Email: Kim.Watson@illinois.gov
Paycheck Protection Program
This program provides cash flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers and those that use the loans to maintain payroll and benefits or meet other qualifying business expenses may have the loan forgiven. Applications can be found here.