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If your small business has suffered due to the Highland Park Parade Mass Shooting and related investigation, you can now apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Applications will be accepted starting July 28 at 11 a.m. until Thursday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m.
Apply online or in-person at the Business Recovery Center located at the First Bank of Highland Park, 1835 First Street, Highland Park.
These loans apply to Illinois small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by the shooting and related investigation on July 4-10. Eligible applicants are from the declared area of Lake County and the adjacent counties of Cook and McHenry in Illinois; and Kenosha County in Wisconsin.
Additional questions can be sent to [email protected], or call (800) 659 2955 , Monday Friday, 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
The City of Highland Park has announced a new grant program to assist eligible businesses in recovering costs related to the impact of the Fourth of July Parade shooting and subsequent investigation. To allow the City of Highland Park and law enforcement agencies to complete the field investigation and site repair, businesses located within a designated perimeter were required to close for owner, employee, and customer access from July 4 – July 10, 2022. Businesses that were unable to operate during this time may be eligible to apply for a grant to help offset revenue losses during the closure. Applications are available for download on their website and will be accepted through Aug. 19.
The City of Highland Park will determine award amounts on a first-come, first-served basis, using analysis of the last three months of sales data to determine total losses and with priority given to restaurants and retailers. Full details can be found here.