Urgent – Due by Monday April 6 -DCEO Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program 2020

Downstate Press Release

Downstate Business Application

Downstate Questions and Answers

For inquiries and notification of application, please contact Jeff Ashauer at jashauer@msn.com


SBA Paycheck Protection Program just launched April 3, 2020

The City Economic Developer feels this program is one of the best COVID-19 emergency response programs for local businesses. Any FDIC institution can initiate these loans which will be fully forgiven. Applications can be submitted beginning today – April 3rd. Interest during the loan period will be paid to the FDIC institution by the federal government. The program is recommended for serious consideration for businesses attempting to preserve employees, make payroll, and pay reoccurring bills.

Information available through this link



The City of Du Quoin has prepared a resource guide for small businesses seeking emergency grant or loan assistance through either the state or federal governments. While current at the time of release the number of programs continue to emerge during the COVID-19 period. Businesses seeking technical assistance in submitting an application for emergency assistance are welcome to contact Jeff Ashauer at (618) 318-3983 or jashauer@msn.com.

Guy Alongi, Mayor

Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance

Information available through this link


Covid-19 Business Resource Center

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Seven Coronavirus Scams Targeting Your Business

The Federal Trade Commission has provided information identifying ways scammers can target your business during the Coronavirus pandemic. (Fair, Lesley, Mar 25, 2020 1:33PM)

Seven Coronavirus Scams Targeting Your Business

Covid-19 Useful Resources for Southern Illinoisans

Here you can find links to websites within the State of Illinois and Southern Illinois Counties…

One important resource to note..the Assistance for older adults 60+ available through a Shawnee Grant


Coronavirus (Covid-19), Federal Government Website

Coronavirus guidance for America

For more information, visit the CDC website at Coronavirus.gov

For local information such as SIH Drive through testing sites, visit the Southern Illinois Healthcare site at https://www.sih.net/covid19-signs-and-symptoms


DQ Letter to NonEssential Businesses 3-21-2020

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) have provided additional guidance at Stay-at-Home-EO-FAQ


Contact Us...

City Hall/Clerk’s Office:
302 E. Poplar St., DuQuoin, IL 62832
Email address: dq@duquoin.org
Telephone: 618-542-3841
Fax: 618-542-4735

Du Quoin Chamber of Commerce:
Email: dqchamber@comcast.net


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