Palatine opens second round of COVID-19 grants for tiny companies

Palatine has kicked off its next spherical of grants for little, regionally owned businesses that were hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The village disbursed $80,000 in the very first spherical, encouraging out 15 firms with grants ranging from $241.49 to $10,000 each.

The next section of funding, totaling about $120,000, will be open by way of July 30, Assistant Village Manager Mike Jacobs mentioned. Purposes are evaluated on a initial-come, very first-served foundation.

The system offers 100% reimbursement for expenditures right relevant to COVID-19, including personal protecting gear and workspace modifications such as booth dividers. Any cash remaining in excess of goes to 50% reimbursement for running costs these types of as utilities and lease/home loan payments, but not payroll.

Chiggy’s Gyros is amid firms that acquired the most grant sum of $10,000. Owner Sam Siliras claimed he was grateful for the assistance following the “incredibly rough” situations of the pandemic, all through which he designed absolutely sure to hold shelling out all his staff irrespective of the drop in business.

“Thanks God we manufactured it,” Siliras explained.

Jacobs mentioned that in the initially round, there ended up about $43,000 in funding requests outside of the program’s original $80,000 price range. “All those organizations that did not receive some or all of their qualifying funding requests can reapply for this phase of the program,” Jacobs explained.

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Amid them is The String Project music retailer, which experienced applied for $4,822.90 and obtained $241.49. Co-operator Tim Summerville stated the ask for mainly comprised hire payments.

“As I recognized it, they quite much ran out of dollars with a part of the grant programs that concerned PPE,” he claimed, introducing the business enterprise is reapplying in the second round.

The String Task took a potent hit since university instrumental tunes programs all but ground to a halt, Summerville explained. A large amount of smaller new music outlets have disappeared due to the pandemic, but, “we’re still below and we intend to continue to be here,” he explained.

The Palatine grant dollars will come from special group improvement block grant funding under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability Act. The grant program is administered for Palatine by the nonprofit Center of Problem, based in Des Plaines.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

John McNabola, government director for Centre of Concern, explained the initially spherical of grants was successful and the company appears to be like ahead to disbursing the second spherical.

“I believe everybody can witness how demanding it is for a great deal of businesses to rebuild on their own just after the COVID virus. We’re viewing so much effort and hard work from little enterprises to maintain their doors open in these tricky occasions,” he stated. “The response from the persons who got the funds has been mind-boggling. … It can be a beneficial matter following many months of challenges.”

The other Palatine corporations that received grant funds in the spring are: Sunmade Cleaners Inc. with $9,000 Horn Stash with $5,677.38 JP Wood Martial Arts The us with $7,388.78 Agio Italian Bistro with $5,430.24 d’Vine Wine and Gifts with $5,000 Adrenaline Specific Events LLC with $10,000 U.S. Casino Rentals LLC with $5,588.72 The String Venture with $241.49 Areté Salon and Spa with $650 Billy’s Scorching Puppies & Beef Specific with $2,520 Prepare dinner, Cork & Fork with $1,920 TJ O’Briens Bar and Grill with $300 Palatine Inn Restaurant with $6,283.39 and Christie’s Dairy Delights with $10,000.

For much more details and to use, stop by centerofconcern.org/palatinesb.