Minority, Women, and Disabled Participation Loan
Agency Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Program Description The MWD/PLP program is a variation of the conventional PLP, in that DCEO subordinates the loans through participating lending institutions. The Department’s interest rate will be established at the time of its loan commitment.
Funding Range $10,000-$50,000 or up to 50%
Eligibility 500 or less employees 51% owned by minorities, women, disabled
Women’s Business Development Center
Agency Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)
Program Description Since 1986, the WBDC has helped prospective and established women business owners achieve economic independence through entrepreneurship. From workshops and seminars to business coaching and financial assistance, we’re here to guide you to business and economic success.
Funding Range Provides micro loans up to $75,000
Eligibility business owned by women
Women in Business
Agency Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce
Program Description A dynamic sub-organization of the Chamber whose purpose is to provide a forum that develops professional, business and personal growth opportunities for women. Hoping to enhance their capabilities which will benefit the organizations and businesses they represent.
Funding Range NA
Eligibility must be a member of the Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce
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