Of the $270 million available to all small businesses, $168 million has been distributed so far to 6,300 businesses in 500 cities, according to Pritzker.
The governor said the state will continue issuing grants of $5,000 to $150,000 to small businesses through the end of the year.
“If you own a small business, or you know someone who does, make sure that they take the time to submit an application if they qualify,” Pritzker said Thursday afternoon.
To qualify for the grants, businesses were required to demonstrate significant losses since March, and a likelihood of continued loss in revenue.
Pritzker said grants can be used for operational expenses such as personal protective equipment, rent, payroll, utilities, and more.