The Village of North Utica is working with NCICG, who is working with multiple counties in the region to submit applications for this DCEO program. This page will have general information about the program to be used by businesses. Please click on the link or see page details below:
This page will be updated as additional information is received. The Village will also provide this information to interested businesses on Tuesday, July 18th at the UBA meeting.
This page will be providing the business forms and checklist of what needs to be submitted (this document will be in Word format).
Click here to get Business Forms.
This page will be hosting a video explaining the forms the businesses need to complete and the information they need to gather. – available soon
Click here to get form to request ITR-1 Tax Clearance from Department of Revenue
This link is also in the packet of business forms above
BUSINESSES CANNOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE STATE.
ELIGIBLE BENEFITING BUSINESSES
To be eligible for inclusion in the Lead Local Government’s application, businesses must meet the following criteria:
- Business must be in business on March 21, 2020.
- Business must be operating and open at the time of application and reimbursement.
- Business must employ at least one person besides the owner, and W-2s must be filed for all employees annually.
- In order to meet the low-to-moderate income (LMI) National Objective, business must be located in a Census Tract with a minimum of 20% poverty; OR Business must meet the LMI threshold for CDBG-CV funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD has granted a waiver for the LMI jobs national objective to streamline income verification by accepting annual wage information from an assisted business demonstrating that individuals that apply for or hold jobs earn less than the Section 8 low-income limit for a one-person family. To qualify:
- Business must file quarterly IL-941 forms to the Illinois Department of Revenue. The most recent IL-941 must be submitted with the application.
- The IL-941 form will be utilized to establish the business meets HUD’s National Objective of assistance to Low-to-Moderate Income persons.
- The number of employees and wages earned will be evaluated in comparison to the most recent Section 8 Income Limits for your County. To meet the National Objective, the majority of employees must be considered Low-to-Moderate Income based on the evaluation.
- Businesses that cannot meet the National Objective will not be funded.
- Assisted businesses must not be in a HUD direct Entitlement community or located in an urban county that receives “entitlement” funds (see Section B) unless they have previously opted out of Entitlement funding. Applications that include businesses in an area that has opted out of Entitlement funding must provide documentation of the option at the time of submission.
- The business location will be determined based on the primary business location (where people come to receive services) Examples:
- If the primary business address is in Springfield but the owner lives in Chatham, the business is not eligible for assistance.
- If the primary business address is in Chatham but the owner lives in Springfield, then the business is eligible for assistance.
Businesses that have multiple locations can apply for each location if each business has its own FEIN and operates independently of the other. If the same FEIN is used for multiple locations, the business can only apply once, utilizing the address on record with the Secretary of State.
The business may be reimbursed for permanent or semi-permanent equipment or depreciable property (as defined by IRS rules) purchased or rented to prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19 in order to open or remain open. Examples include (but are not limited to) tents and other outdoor seating arrangements, plexiglass partitions, and cashless payment systems.
- Expenses must be incurred on or after March 21, 2020.
- Expenses must have been paid for prior to application and proper documentation included in the application
- No future expenses. Grant is only for reimbursement of previous paid expenses.
- All expenses must be considered Environmentally exempt, box 10; or CENST, box 4.