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Board Approves Aid for Businesses

Post Date:04/25/2020

Bartlett Board Approves $221,000 Small Business Relief Program

April 22, 2020 - In an effort to assist as many small, sales-tax generating Bartlett businesses as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, Village President Kevin Wallace and Village Trustees unanimously approved a one-time Small Business Emergency Relief Grant program at the April 21 board meeting. 
 
The grant amount will be calculated based upon a business’s lost sales tax revenues, dating from March 17, 2020 through the date of the application and compared to last year’s revenues. The Village intends to return up to 25% of the prior year’s municipal sales tax payments up to a maximum amount of $10,000. The grant will be limited to sales-tax producing businesses only and will exclude home based businesses and franchise businesses.

“One of the unique things about this economic situation that all government is in right now is that this was no one’s fault. It is not the fault of any individual business,” said Wallace at the board meeting. He added that this program “for certain businesses, it’s a small lifeline keeping someone employed for a month answering the phones versus unemployment.” 

Please use this link to see the criteria & to apply for a grant: Bartlett Small Business Relief Program Application

Visit Bartlett's Coronavirus (COVID-19): Bartlett Business Guidance & Resources  webpage to see some important website links, phone numbers, handouts and small business suggestions. The page also has additional Information about state of Illinois emergency assistance grants and loans for small businesses.

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