As we navigate this unprecedented time, we would like to express our continued support to our clients, tenants, vendors, and colleagues. We understand these are stressful times but the CapRock team is dedicated to delivering up-to-date resources and information we hope will be helpful as you develop your own action plans to respond to these new and unique challenges.
We’ve created this real-time resource library that will help you manage your business as the impacts of the coronavirus continue.
Although we cannot predict what the coming weeks and months will bring, we're confident our strategic planning leading up to the pandemic and the speed with which we've executed it positions us to provide guidance and implement an adaptive business plan to meet the new challenges we face.
COVID-19 Financial Resources
Online resource to help you find federal benefits you may be eligible for in the United States
Comprehensive list, consistently updated with information with each state’s resources for small businesses
U.S. Small Business Administration’s guide to COVID for small businesses as well as up to date, business-applicable information
Lists funding, grants, and resources offered to small businesses by local and state governments and private and non-profit companies
General Resources, Business Support, and Updates
Lists COVID-19 updates, resources, and funding for small businesses
Resources, ideas, and guidelines for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Sections include funding, planning, and state action tracking
Comprehensive list of closures and mandates kept up to date for easy access
Resources and information for small businesses, including advice from OSHA and the CDC, funding resources, and tips to build a business social media presence
Facebook for Business has established a Small Business Grant Program, as well as a Resilience Toolkit, Quick Action Guide, and additional resources for small businesses
Resources, information, and advice, including webinars and explanations of legislation, pertaining to small businesses
Resources specifically for restaurants
Video detailing a delivery menu, third-party delivery, personal delivery services, and gift cards
Continuously updated information, news, and tips for restaurants
RESOURCES BY STATE
COVID-19 resources from Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity: state resources and information for small businesses. Click for detailed information.
Mayor Lightfoot Announces $100 Million Relief Package for Chicago’s Small Businesses Amid Covid-19 Outbreak: Click for detailed information.
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Offered To Illinois Small Businesses: Click for detailed information.
Illinois Restaurant Association: COVID-19 resources
Utility information: Nicor Gas: Voluntarily suspended service disconnections for non-payment, effective immediately for both residential and commercial customers through May 1. Click for detailed information.
Southside Chicago financial resources
Utility Information: Citizens Energy Group All utility disconnections suspended through April 15.
As always, Citizens will work with customers to avoid interruption of their utility service including establishing flexible payment arrangements to allow customers to catch up on past due bills. Please contact our call center at (317) 924-3311 to speak to a representative regarding options. Click for detailed information.
Utility Information: IPL Will not disconnect any customer’s service for non-payment, in order to give customers experiencing financial hardship extra time to make payments. Customers should pay what they can to avoid building up a large balance that will be difficult to pay off later. Click for detailed information.
Utility Information: Duke Energy Temporarily suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late payment fees effective March 21. Click for detailed information.
Utility Information: NIPSCO Suspended shutoffs for nonpayment, effectively immediately. This suspension will apply to residential, commercial and industrial customers and will remain in effect until further notice. In addition, NIPSCO will offer its most flexible payment plans to customers who indicate either an impact or hardship as a result of COVID-19 and will suspend late payment charges until May 1. Click for detailed information.