Small businesses in Alsip-Crestwood benefit from state grants

ALSIP-CRESTWOOD, IL – Small businesses in Alsip and Crestwood have received a combined total of $510,000 in assistance from Illinois’ Back to Business program, according to a press release sent Wednesday by Governor JB’s office Pritzker.

Grants have been awarded for amounts ranging from $5,000 to $150,000, based on a percentage of each company’s losses during the pandemic, according to the release.

“Illinois has responded to the pandemic by providing $1.5 billion in economic relief to child care providers, local government departments, and so many hard-hit small businesses that shape our communities,” he said. said Pritzker. “These are investments that preserve jobs, main streets, and dreams. When we get our state’s finances in order, we can invest taxpayer dollars in building a stronger Illinois for all.” those who inhabit it.”

The grant program used funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to help small businesses rehire staff, cover operating costs, provide additional security measures for customers and cover other necessary expenses to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the statement said.

The Alsip and Crestwood small businesses that received the grants were:


5025 Alsip Corp., $75,000
Budget motel, $5,000
Motel 6, $10,000
Jay Shree, $20,000
Athens Gyros, $5,000
Baymont Inn, $110,000
Comedy Club Puzzles, $55,000
Woodwork Refined Corp., $15,000

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A&R screenings (clothing redefined) $30,000
The Brazen Head, $35,000
Casino tours and charters, $150,000

As of May 4, $250 million in funds under the Back to Business program have been awarded through approximately 6,500 grants to small businesses in more than 475 cities and more than 90 counties across the state, with 96% of awards given to businesses in disproportionately affected communities. or in the industries hardest hit, according to the statement.

A full list of Back to Business grant recipients can be viewed by following this link.

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