Adapting to the New Normal

PPBIC is a member of the North West Side Business Collective, a team of economic development organizations helping companies meet the challenges of the new normal of life with Covid-19.

In the new normal, Covid-19 is preventable for those 6 months and older, treatable, and controllable.  But also, individuals, businesses, schools, and communities are shouldering increasing responsibility for controlling Covid-19 since Public Health guidance has replaced mandates with recommendations.

As our area businesses continue to adapt and meet the ever-changing challenges of Covid-19, especially regarding the safety of their workforce and workplace, PPBIC will be there to help through vaccination/booster events and sharing of critical Covid-related updates, protocols, and grant opportunities.

Round III Applications Due 8/19/22


The Chicago Department of Planning & Development (DPD) is accepting applications for Round III of grant funding via the Chicago Recovery Plan in support of city-wide commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development.   Use includes pre-development, construction, or renovation of permanent capital improvement projects. The program is open to community developers, business and property owners, and entrepreneurs.

The City expects awards to be capped at $5 million, though larger catalytic projects may be considered on merit.  The application deadline is August 19, 2022.  Click to learn more about the program or to access an on-demand webinar.