COVID-19 Impact Relief

Resources for our Bensenville Business Community

The Village of Bensenville is committed to continuing to support our business community during this time. Below is a list of programs and information to use as a resource related to COVID-19. For additional information, please contact our Community and Economic Development team at 630-350-3413.

 Financial Assistance

  • Reinvest DuPage, Small Business Relief Grant Program

              The DuPage County Board authorized $2.5 million in additional funds for a new phase of the DuPage County Small Business Grant Relief Program designated for Restaurants and Food Establishments in DuPage County. Under this new phase, restaurants and food service establishments in DuPage who have less than $4 million in annual gross revenue and meet the criteria and qualifications, will be eligible to apply for COVID-19 relief funds up to $15,000 to cover business and operational expenses. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis here

  • IRAEF Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund is a program of the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF). This fund provides one-time grants of $500 to support restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship due to COVID-19. Grants will help to cover basic living expenses such as rent, food, and utilities. Apply here.

  • Illinois Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG)

             The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program is a $636 million program to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses (including payroll costs), rent, utilities, and other operational costs.

  • The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.

How can your organization help?

Other Resources and Guidance