MORRIS, IL – Grundy County was made aware of a grant program which provides the County an opportunity to assist local restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The County is excited to announce that the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has approved the County’s grant application.

Restaurants and bars located within incorporated and unincorporated Grundy County are encouraged to complete grant applications which can be found at:

https://www.grundyco.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Local-CURE-Subrecipient-Application.pdf

Due to program guidelines, there is little time to receive and process applications. Grant submission information is detailed below:

•Submission must include:

o Completed application

o Signed State of Illinois grant certification

• Applicant’s restaurant or bar must be located in Grundy County

• Priority will be given to LOCALLY owned and operated establishments

• Grants funding will be awarded based on eligibility requirements, funding availability,and economic impact.

Applications must be received by 4:30 pm, January 11, 2021 at the following address:

1. Grundy County Administration Building – ATTN: Matt Melvin, 1320 Union Street, Morris,IL 60450 or

2. Electronically to [email protected]

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide financial assistance to our local restaurants and bars”, said Chris Balkema, Grundy County Board Chairman. “Local restaurant and bar entrepreneurs that take a risk and invest in our community will hopefully be able to see a small bit of relief through this federal assistance package. I look forward to the day when all businesses are able to be 100% open for business.”

If you have any questions, please contact Grundy County ([email protected] or [email protected]), GED C ([email protected]), or Grundy Chamber ([email protected])

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