Back to Business Grant

We are hosting two webinars for local businesses who are interested in learning more about this grant opportunity.

Thursday, August 26 at 9:00 AM

Thursday, August 26 at 2:00 PM

Both webinars will have the same information so people are free to attend whichever best fits their schedule. There will be time for questions at the end of each webinar. For in-depth or personal questions, please use the contact information below to have a one-on-one conversation with a member of our team.

The City of Pontiac is a Community Navigator spoke organization to help outreach to and assist small businesses with The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has announced a new grant opportunity for small businesses in Illinois. The Back to Business (B2B) grant is available to businesses with revenues less than $20 million in 2019 and a reduction of revenue in 2020 due to COVID-19. In order to reach underserved business communities in Illinois (including rural, woman owned, veteran owned, and minority owned businesses), the DCEO has created a ‘hub and spoke’ model of Community Navigator organizations to help provide outreach and assistance. The City of Pontiac is proud to be working as a Community Navigator hub through Illinois Main Street. The City is also partnering with the GLCEDC to reach out to businesses throughout Livingston County to raise awareness and offer technical support to businesses in completing the grant application.

Grant Eligibility


General Grant Information

For more information or for assistance, email us or give us a call at 815-844-5847.