Thank you for your interest in the Cook County Small Business Source Grow Grant! This opportunity resulted in nearly 22,000 applications received during the grant period this October!

This program provides grants to small businesses to foster their recovery and resiliency from the pandemic, scale their operations and thrive in Cook County. 

Applications have now closed, and are under review.

As part of the application review process, your business' status of Good Standing with the State of Illinois will be reviewed. Click here to search and check your business' Good Standing status.

Applicants will be notified of application status in early 2023.

We know running a small business is hard, and The Source offers no-cost business advising, online resources and informational events to help grow and elevate your business. Check out Cook County Small Business Source for more information.

Here are the ways you can get support from The Source!

In-Person & Virtual Events

Click here to check out the no-cost events happening this month, and continue to check The Source website for updates to our year-round event calendar.

Group Advising Sessions

Starting this month, our Business Support Organizations (BSOs) will host no-cost group advising sessions. Our small business advisors will lead each session that will include approximately 10-15 small businesses. The sessions will focus on a specific topic, such as marketing, and there will also be an opportunity for you to receive help with any general questions. BSOs will contact you directly with session details and sign-up instructions. Please be on the lookout! In the meantime if you have any questions, please email:

Please note that participation in either business advising sessions and/or events has no impact on your grant award status.