Business Resources

  • What is Considered an Essential Business?
  • Restaurant/Bar Owners: The Village will be adhering to Governor Pritzker’s restrictions limiting bars and restaurants to take-out or drive-thru service, only. This restriction starts at the close of business Monday, March 16 and runs through April 30. 
    • For FAQ’s regarding the restaurant/bar restrictions, click here.
    • To view Gov. Pritzker’s Bar/Restaurant Compliance Directive, click here.
    • For information on deferral of state and local sales tax payments for small-and medium-sized bars and restaurants - additional information has been made available through an Informational Bulletin from the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) by clicking here.
    • To view the Illinois Liquor Control Commission COVID-19 FAQ’s as of 03/16/2020, click here.
    • Liquor License Holders:  Village of Romeoville Liquor Commissioner Approves Class N License – permits sale of alcoholic beverages for off premise consumption. Click here to view.
  • Business Owners: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster

  • Small Businesses: All small businesses should complete the form for the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. They need to collect information from small businesses that will be negatively impacted. This information will assist them in requesting an economic injury disaster declaration from SBA.
  • Hospitality: To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCEO is launching the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program with $14 million drawn from funds originally budgeted for job training, tourism promotion, and other purposes. Grant funds are available to support working capital like payroll and rent, as well as job training, retraining, and technology to support shifts in operations, like increased pick-up and delivery.
    • Application Deadline: April 1st, 5 p.m.
    • Eligibility: Bars and restaurants with a valid license to serve food or liquor and who generated revenues of less than $1 million in 2019. Hotels with a valid license (hotels, motels other lodging establishments) and who generated revenues of less than $8 million in 2019.
    • Funding: $14 million is available under this program.
      • Bars and restaurants that generated less than $500,000 in annual revenue last year will be eligible for up to $10,000.
      • Bars and restaurants that generated between $500,000 and $1M in annual revenue last year will be eligible for up to $25,000.
      • Hotels that generated less than $8 million in annual revenue last year will be eligible for up to $50,000.
    • Grant Uses: 
      • For bars and restaurants, funds can be used to support working capital (rent, payroll, and other accounts payable), job training (such as new practices related to take out, delivery and sanitation) and technology enabling new operations as well as other costs to implement that technology.
      • For hotels, funds can be used as working capital to support the retention of employees.
    • Process: Hotels, and, food and beverage businesses can fill out this grant application between March 25 and April 1.  Eligible applicants will be placed into a lottery, and grant winners will be notified on April 4.
    • How to Apply: 

      Program Overview Page:
      https://us.accion.org/news/covid-19-hospitality-business-grant-program/

      English Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ilgrant

      En Español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IlgrantS

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