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McHenry County extends deadline for business relief grants

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McHenry County has extended the deadline for small businesses suffering financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for the Immediate Business Relief Grant program.

Eligible businesses that serve the food service, accommodation, arts, entertainment, and recreation sectors have until 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, to apply for the $15,000 grants, which can be used to reimburse expenses incurred by the business from March 1, 2020 to Dec. 30, 2020. Many grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the extended deadline expires.

A complete list of eligibility requirements and restrictions can be found at

Businesses must apply through a portal called "Neighborly," and must first complete an applicant profile by visiting