Small Business Assistance Program

Is your business still recovering from the Pandemic or need help retaining or growing your business? We’re happy to share, Rock Island’s Community and Economic Development Department is accepting applications for $1.25 million in PEP and GRIT funding! The GRIT Program provides a low-interest loan, with a portion that is forgivable, up to $50,000 per project! PEP is available for property owners and tenants seeking aid in the renovation costs of commercial buildings and workspaces. Get your application started by clicking the button below.

Interested in starting your business in
Rock Island, contact DARI today!

From business plans to taxes to where to set up shop, starting your own business can be confusing and overwhelming. DARI has got you covered. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide, along with some handy resources to take the mystery out of the process and get you open for business.