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Other COVID-19 Resources and Programs

If you are researching programs that best fit your need for financial hardship and/or relief, please make sure to read the eligibility, program, and restriction requirements of all programs. Some programs prevent you from taking advantage of other programs.

Business and Nonprofit Resources


Small Business Association (SBA) - In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are currently eligible to apply for disaster assistance.
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DECO) have detailed program information for businesses, workers, and residents
https://dceocovid19resources.com

McHenry County Economic Development Corporation
https://www.mchenrycountyedc.com/

McHenry County Small Business Development Center
https://www.mchenry.edu/isbdc/

United Way of Greater McHenry County – Nonprofit Only - Grants
https://uwmchenry.org/announcing-the-new-mchenry-county-covid-19-response-fund



Consumer and Personal Resources


Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois

Type of assistance: Housing Counseling, Credit Counseling, Assistance with credit card debt and debt management.

Contact: 815-338-5757 for an appointment.

Income limits / qualifications for assistance: no limits

https://www.illinoiscccs.org/


McHenry County Government Center Resource Page

https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-a-i/health-department/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/community-resources


McHenry County Housing Authority

Type of assistance: Past-due Rent Assistance, Security Deposit/1st Month's Rent Assistance, Scholarship & Training, and Disaster Shelter.

Contact: (815) 338-7752.

Income limits / qualifications for assistance: multiple forms of rent assistance available, varies based on household income level.

https://www.mchenrycountyhousing.org/HomelessPrevention/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/


McHenry County Workforce Network

Type of assistance: Various job training and placement programs.

Contact: 815-338-7100.

Income limits / qualifications for assistance:Dependent on program.

https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-j-z/workforce-network


St Vincent DePaul of Woodstock

Type of assistance: Food, financial such as rent, utilities, car repairs, glasses, doctor and dental, etc.

Contact: St. Vincent de Paul “hot line” at 815-334-7711 to leave a message for a call back. This contact point is for the Woodstock area only.

Income limits / qualifications for assistance: No income limits, only need. We can provide limited assistance to most people in need after a home visit by our team.

https://www.stmary-woodstock.org/ministries/organizations/st-vincent-de-paul-society


The Salvation Army

Type of assistance: rent, utilities, car repairs, medical, water, etc.

Contact: Mercent Smith, 815-455-2769

Income limits / qualifications for assistance: COVID19 impacted.

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/mchenry


Veterans Assistance Commission

Type of assistance: Financial Assistance Available to honorably discharged veterans and surviving spouse that meet eligibility criteria.

Contact: 815-334-4229

Income limits / qualifications for assistance: Veteran must have served during time of combat, have combined household income and net worth under $127,600 not counting primary residence and be honorably discharged.

https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/county-government/departments-j-z/veterans-assistance-commission


United Way 211 – Resources for everyone – Call 211

United Way 2-1-1 provides an easy way for everyone to access help with almost any challenge. Dialing 2-1-1 in McHenry County will connect you to a call center that will direct you to an appropriate social service agency or nonprofit organization. Trained specialists can quickly assess your needs and offer knowledgeable information and referral for services including rent and utility assistance, food banks, affordable housing, health resources, child care, elderly care, financial counseling, job training, and much more. 2-1-1 is simple to remember, accessible to everyone, and available 24/7/365 at no cost.