Author: Tammy Finch


If you’ve been unable to pay your rent due to COVID-19, we’re here to help you. IHDA developed the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) to support Illinois tenants unable to pay their rent due to a COVID-19-related loss of income. If you are approved, you will receive a grant of $5,000 that will be sent to your landlord to be applied against your rent.

Funds are limited and applications for ERA will be accepted August 10th through August 21st. Only one application per household is allowed and an application is not a guarantee of assistance.

Don’t wait, apply now at If you have any questions, please call (312) 883-2270 or toll-free at (888) 252-1119. For those who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, please contact Navicore Solutions for free assistance at (877) 274-4309 (TTY).

Red Cross Clean up Kits

The Red Cross has provided clean up kits for the residents affected by the flooding.

These supplies are accessed by contacting the Village of Bartonville Fire Department at (309) 697-2323.

Disaster Loan Applications

Find out how to apply for SBA Disaster loans


Home Loans or Sole Proprietor Loans

Homeowners and Renters must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain a FEMA Registration ID Number by calling 1-800-621-3362 prior to applying for an SBA loan.

To apply, click here.

Mailing instructions

All required documents listed in filing requirements must be returned. All forms requiring signature must be signed and dated. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Click here for a list of documents.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Rd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76155-2243

The SBS Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program has been reopened.

Apply for this program and receive $10,000 even if you are not approved.
Please work with your local SBDC of SBA office for this opportunity.

To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.

“The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance to the small businesses and non-profits that are facing economic disruption due to the COVID-19 impact. With the reopening of the EIDL assistance and EIDL Advance application portal to all new applicants, additional small businesses and non-profits will be able to receive these long-term, low interest loans and emergency grants – reducing the economic impacts for their businesses, employees and communities they support,” said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. “Since EIDL assistance due to the pandemic first became available to small businesses located in every state and territory, SBA has worked to provide the greatest amount of emergency economic relief possible. To meet the unprecedented need, the SBA has made numerous improvements to the application and loan closing process, including deploying new technology and automated tools.”

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