Decatur Small Business Rapid Relief Funds grantees announced

February 2, 2021

The City of Decatur is pleased to announce it has awarded 66 local businesses with reimbursement grants in the amount of $615,017.00 through the Decatur Small Business Rapid Relief Funds.  This project has been supported by the Department of Commerce Economic Opportunity (DCEO) CURE-ES program in which the City has awarded a little over half of the funds in Round One.  The City will be announcing Round Two of this grant in the near future.

Hotels/motels, bars and restaurants, as well as other small businesses were encouraged to apply for this grant opportunity to help alleviate the financial constraint that COVID-19 has had on their businesses.  This grant money was made available to reimburse Decatur businesses for expenses incurred between March 1 and December 30, 2020, related outdoor dining expenses, PPE purchases, as well as mortgage/rent and utility relief.

Additional grant opportunities continue to be available for both residents and businesses.  For more information about COVID-19 related assistance, visit If you have any questions, please contact City Staff at (217) 424-2797.