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.

Our annual Divots Fore DARI Golf Outing

Our annual Divots Fore DARI Golf Outing is coming up next month! Please join us on August 25th at Highland Springs Golf Course in Rock Island for a day full of friends, fun, and sun on the golf course! The cost for this event is $150 per person. As always, proceeds stay right here in Rock Island. We have used this tournament to fund NPC-11, college scholarships, community restoration projects, grants, and this year will continue supporting these causes in our community. Please click here for more details.

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.