CURE Economic Support Grant

City of Champaign Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency Program – Economic Support (CURE-ES)

PROGRAM NOW CLOSED

NAME OF BUSINESS TOTAL GRANT AMOUNT
ALL SMILES FAMILY DENTISTRY  $5,000.00
AROMA  $5,000.00
AT HOME WITH CLV, LLC  $5,000.00
BARRELHOUSE 34  $5,000.00
BENTLEY’S PUB  $5,000.00
BIAGGI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO  $5,000.00
BILLY BAROOZ  $5,000.00
BLACK DOG SMOKE & ALE HOUSE  $5,000.00
BODYWORK ASSOCIATES  $1,975.26
CAFE KOPI  $2,035.58
CARBRI, INC. DBA FARREN’S PUB & EATERY  $5,000.00
CHECKERED MOON  $5,000.00
CHINATOWN BUFFET  $4,780.62
CHURCH STREET SQUARE LEASING  $4,638.96
CLEVER MOOSE DBA: EVERYDAY KITCHEN AT LODGIC  $5,000.00
CMT CENTRAL SERVICES  $5,000.00
CMT VENTURES INC  $5,000.00
COMMUNITY CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS, LLC  $5,000.00
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS  $950.00
CORO ENTERPRISES LLC DBA THE RED LION  $5,000.00
COUNTRYSIDE SCHOOL  $5,000.00
COWBOY MONKEY  $5,000.00
CU AEROSPACE  $852.04
CULVER’S ON MARKETVIEW  $5,000.00
CULVER’S ON NEIL ST.  $5,000.00
DAYCARE CENTER OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  $5,000.00
DOS REALES MEXICAN RESTAURANT  $5,000.00
DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN RESTAURANT ASSOCIATES, INC.  $5,000.00
DREAMSCAPE DESIGN, INC.  $1,952.00
EL TORO II  $5,000.00
EMLAB SOLUTIONS, INC.  $666.86
ESPRESSO ROYALE  $3,905.19
ESPRESSO ROYALE-VILLAGE GREEN  $4,350.60
ESQUIRE LOUNGE  $5,000.00
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF CHAMPAIGN  $3,124.25
FISCELLA BUILDING SERVICES, INC.  $383.46
FRUITVACCINE INC.  $5,000.00
GLUCOSENTIENT, INC.  $578.60
GOLDEN WHEAT  $3,421.08
GUIDO’S  $5,000.00
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY RESTORE  $870.58
HAMPTON INN BY HILTON  $2,612.36
HOLIDAY INN CHAMPAIGN  $5,000.00
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL  $5,000.00
HONGKONG MARKET CORP DBA GREEN ONION  $5,000.00
I HOTEL  $5,000.00
ILLINI MEDIA COMPANY  $1,900.99
INSIGNA, INC. D/B/A EPIVARA  $3,974.81
IPPATSU SALON  $2,990.67
IT’S A WRAP AUTOMOTIVE LLC  $267.25
J6 FOODS  $5,000.00
JSM MANAGEMENT, INC.  $5,000.00
JUPITERS AT THE CROSSING  $5,000.00
JUPITERS PIZZERIA AND BILLIARDS  $5,000.00
KAMS CHAMPAIGN LLC DBA KAM’S  $5,000.00
KLEENRITE  $5,000.00
KOFUSION LLC  $5,000.00
KOKUSHI MIDWEST JUDO  $2,725.00
LA QUINTA INN BY WYNDHAM  $5,000.00
LEGACY PIZZERIA  $5,000.00
LITTLE LEGENDS LEARNING CENTER, INC  $5,000.00
MAIZE LLC  $5,000.00
MAIZE MEXICAN GRILL INC.  $5,000.00
MCGUIRE HOMES  $5,000.00
MCR CHAMPAIGN 1 TENANT LLC (HILTON GARDEN INN)  $4,239.52
MEYER DRAPERY SERVICES INC.  $962.05
MIA ZAS DBA DELIGHTERS INC  $4,524.00
MICHAELS’ CATERING LLC  $5,000.00
MIGA RESTAURANT  $4,842.00
NAILS BY DALENNA  $1,300.00
NAYA RESTAURANT CORP./SAKANAYA RESTAURANT  $3,037.48
ONE NAILS LLC  $2,696.00
ONE T’S CORNER POCKET  $5,000.00
PIA’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL  $5,000.00
PIERCY MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC DBA MOSSER’S SHOES  $5,000.00
PIPA’S PUB  $5,000.00
POLYVINYL  $1,329.07
POUR BROS. TAPROOM  $5,000.00
RAGLE DENTAL LABORATORY, INC.  $5,000.00
RAMCLEAN 2, INC.  $3,000.00
ROLAND REALTY, INC  $3,515.37
RSSS INC.  $5,000.00
S & P LODGING, INC. DBA DAYS INN  $4,516.04
SA FITNESS LLC  $5,000.00
SAVAR ENTERPRISES, INC. DBA SUBWAY  $3,701.29
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES  $174.15
SEVEN SAINTS  $5,000.00
SHAWARMA JOINT  $4,695.00
SOMA ULTRA LOUNGE  $5,000.00
STARFIRE INDUSTRIES, LLC  $5,000.00
STEPHENS FAMILY YMCA  $5,000.00
SUMUKH LLC DBA CANDLEWOOD SUITES  $4,238.94
SUNSINGER WINE AND SPIRITS  $5,000.00
SUZU’S BAKERY  $893.34
TACO JOHNS  $2,802.88
THE ACADEMY CAMPUSTOWN  $2,682.50
THE DEAN CAMPUSTOWN  $4,530.10
THE REFUGEE CENTER  $1,531.29
THE VENUE CU  $5,000.00
TRACYLEALLC DBA STYLE AND GRACE SALON & SPA  $5,000.00
TUMBLE INN INC  $5,000.00
VAPE VAULT INC  $3,679.81
WATSON’S SHACK & RAIL LLC  $5,000.00
WINDY CITY LODGING INC.  $5,000.00
WRIGHT THE VISION ENT LLC, LEADAZ ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR  $2,012.54
YG HOTEL INVESTORS, LLC D/B/A HYATT PLACE  $5,000.00
YMCA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS  $4,470.89
TOTAL PROGRAM GRANT AWARD  $433,330.42

Program Purpose

The purpose of this grant program is to assist Champaign businesses with the purchase of necessary protective equipment to facilitate the safe return of customers and employees.  This program will reimburse any qualifying program expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000, made by the business between March 1 and December 30, 2020.

Note we strongly encourage you to document all qualifying expenses (up to $10,000) because if the program receives fewer requests than dollars available additional funding will be allocated to the applicants that have already submitted in the same order of priority as the first allocation.

Program Intent

The intent of the program is to alleviate extraordinary business expenses incurred by local businesses that wouldn’t have otherwise been necessary to purchase.  By assisting businesses in offsetting these costs, other revenue can be refocused on critical business expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding Source

Funding for this program comes from the State of Illinois’ portion of the Federal CARES Act.  The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has made funding from that allocation available to cities as reimbursement under their CURE-ES Grant Program.  The City of Champaign has been awarded $800,000 in CURE-ES funding and is making those funds available through this Economic Support Grant Program.

Maximum Grant Award Per Business

$5,000

Application Deadline

The application window is now closed.

Qualifying Expenses

Below is a list of qualifying expenses that may be reimbursed under this program.

  • Portable disinfectant sprayers or other decontamination equipment
  • Ventilation improvements including installation of UV filtration or MERV-13 or higher filters
  • Plexiglas, acrylic, or other physical dividers
  • Purchase or rental of tents or outdoor dining structures for outdoor operations
  • Construction of exterior enclosures for the purposes of extending service
  • Outdoor heating equipment
  • Personal protective equipment for employees or customers
  • Software that enables contactless payment and contactless ordering
  • Professional deep cleaning services
  • Contactless faucets, fixtures, or door pulls
  • Equipment used for delivery and curbside services
  • Labor costs for installation of expenses listed above

Program Requirements

Businesses must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this grant.

  • The business is located within the City of Champaign
  • The business’ annual revenue in 2019 or 2020 (year to date) must not exceed $5,000,000
  • The business is operating in a physical location outside of a residential structure
  • The business has two or more full-time employees
  • The business has not received funding through the State of Illinois’ Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program (Round 1 or Round 2). See BIG Website (Below) for a complete list of grant recipients.  Businesses that have applied to BIG Round 2 but have not heard a result are able to apply for this program.
  • The business is currently open to the public
  • The business does not owe any delinquent fines, fees, or taxes to the City of Champaign
  • The business does not derive more than 33% of revenue from legal gambling, except for restaurants with gaming terminals.
  • The business is not a payday lender
  • The business is not a private club or business that limits members for reasons other than capacity.
  • The business is not a pyramid sales business in which a participant’s primary incentive is based on sales by an ever-increasing number of participants
  • Business is in compliance with mitigation under the State of Illinois Restore Illinois Plan.

Questions

Questions about this program should be directed to T.J. Blakeman, Senior Planner for Economic Development at terry.blakeman@champaignil.gov.

Still have questions?  Watch the City of Champaign Economic Support Grant Webinar Recording and download the grant information PowerPoint Presentation.

 

 

Contact Info

Planning and Development Department
102 N. Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820

217-403-8800
217-403-8810 (fax)

planning@champaignil.gov