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December 4, 2020

 

 
 
 
 

Counties invest heavily in local residents' health and well-being, and have been on the front lines of our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Counties support over 900 hospitals, 824 long-term care facilities and 1,943 local health departments- entities that will play an integral role in the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. NACo (National Association of Counties) has developed a toolkit, Key Considerations for Counties in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans, to provide counties with information and resources needed to begin planning for an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine at the local level. The toolkit provides information on state plans, federal guidance and county examples in distribution planning.

 

 
 
 
 

The University of Illinois has created a series of informational programs about COVID-19. In this session, University faculty discuss the financial consequences of the pandemic. Speakers include Heitor Almeida (Stanley C. & Joan J. Golder Chair in Corporate Finance and Academic Director of I-Degrees at Gies College of Business), and Robert Lawless (Max L. Rowe Professor of Law; Co-director, Program on Law, Behavior & Social Science, College of Law). Listen to the recorded session here. Recordings of previous sessions are available at that site and each session is about one hour in length.

 

 
 
 
 

For more information on the BIG (Business Interruption Grant) program, join one of the webinars listed below. Grants have been allocated to rural communities in the rural regions of the State of Illinois to help small and medium sized businesses navigate through these challenging times. In this webinar, attendees will learn about eligibility criteria, required documentation and step-by-step instructions for the online application. DCEO representatives will be available to answer your questions and all attendees will receive a copy of the presentation materials with direct links to the BIG program portal, FAQs and contact information for DCEO representatives who are available for 1-to-1 technical assistance. Join one of these Webex events: Friday, December 4 at 9am, or Thursday, December 10 at 2pm.

 

 
 
 
 

Illinois Extension will host a webinar at noon CT today, for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Illinois Office of Broadband. Matt Schmit, Deputy Director for Broadband, will cover new information to the Connect Illinois Round 2 Update. Matt will answer all participant questions during a discussion following his presentation. The webinar is free and open to the public. Register here

 

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 4th (Webinar) - Connect Illinois Round 2 Update

December 4th (Webinar) - Rural Communities & the Business Interruption Grant (BIG)

December 10th (Webinar) - Rural Communities & the Business Interruption Grant (BIG)

January 12th (Webinar) - State of Illinois: Legislative Update

January 27th (Webinar) - National Association of Counties' Federal Legislative Update

 
 
 
 
 

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