Small Business Assistance

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
https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/CommunityInfrastructure/Pages/DownstateSmBizStabilizaition.aspx
 
Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

www.sba.gov/disaster
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
 
CITY OF BENTON:
https://bentonil.com/
Downtown Small Business Stabilization Program and Additional Resources
City of Benton – Coronavirus Information and Resource Page
City Email: rgartner@bentonil.com
 
BENTON CHAMBER:
https://www.bentonwestcitychamber.com/covid19.html
Chamber email: chamber@bentonwestcity.com
 
MAN-TRA-CON:
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  /  greg@siu.edu

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
Web:  www.illinois.gov/dceo