LISC National
COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

LISC is in close, daily contact with thousands of community-based partners working on the front lines of this crisis, and they are our best intelligence on the challenges posed by the pandemic. The challenges facing the communities LISC serves:

  • Americans who were economically vulnerable before the pandemic now face an even more uncertain future.
  • Many small businesses forced to shut down temporarily are at serious risk of closing permanently. 
  • Community organizations that people turn to in times of need lack sufficient resources to keep up with skyrocketing demand. 

LISC has mobilized to support the people and communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

LISC National Response

Learn more about LISC's efforts across the country and the goal for our Rapid Relief & Resilency Fund. 

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LISC Small Business Relief Grants

With funding from Verizon and Sam's Club, LISC is provide grants to small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of Covid-19.

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Small Business Rescue Fund

LISC Central Illinois has created a fund that will enable loans to be deployed to small businesses, nonprofits and CDFIs supporting small businesses for their most urgent needs, including operational costs like paying employees, vendors, and rent.

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