Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that the city is awarding $6.2 million in grant allocations to the Together Now fund applicants.
The Together Now fund was launched last monthin partnership with Chicago Community Trust and One Chicago Fundto provide assistance to small businesses and not-for-profits in Chicago that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to COVID-19 ), or have experienced damage from events of nationwide protests and unrest.
The city received more than 4,000 applications before the online application closed June 29. The city carefully reviewed each application to ensure it met city criteria, and grants for qualifying applicants were then selected through a lottery system.
For more information about the Together Now grants, visit Chicago.gov/togethernow or CCT.org/togethernow .