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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home.

Please explore our website which is filled with important information about services and departments within the County Executive office as well as connections to other county officials’ websites.

Will County is diverse, vibrant and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive

What's Happening in Will County

Will County to Host Workshops for ARPA Economic Development Funding
Mike Theodore

Will County to Host Workshops for ARPA Economic Development Funding

Applications to support a post-COVID economic recovery are open until December 30, 2022

Will County will be hosting technical assistance workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshops will allow for potential applicants to receive more information about eligibility, ask questions about the application process, and troubleshoot issues.

The County has dedicated $10 million of ARPA funding for an Economic Development Grant Program that addresses the negative impact of the pandemic and provides direct aid to impacted industries. The workshops are open to representatives from government entities, local organizations, non-profits, and small businesses who are interested in the grant program.

The first sessions will be offered on November 29 and will be offered both virtually and in-person at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432:

  • Session 1: Negative Economic Impacts - November 29, 4pm – 5pm
  • Session 2: Aid to Industries - November 29, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

The second sessions will be offered on December 1 in a fully virtual format:

  • Session 3: Negative Economic Impacts - December 1, 9am – 10am
  • Session 4: Aid to Industries - December 1, 10:30am – 11:30am

All sessions will be recorded and will be available online for those who cannot attend. Attending a technical assistance session is not required to apply for ARPA funding from Will County. Applications are due on December 30, 2022.

Programs that can apply for funding through the grant program include those managed by community groups, childcare agencies, small businesses, and non-profit organizations to address affordable housing, financial services for unbanked and underbanked residents, and education.

Direct aid to impacted industries, including to both small businesses and non-profits, is aimed at mitigating financial hardship caused by the pandemic. This can include supporting payroll and benefits, costs to retain employees, and operating costs.

Attendees can learn more and RSVP at www.willcountyillinois.org/arpa-economic-development-workshops/

Virtual Session WebEx Links

Session 1:

https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/j.php?MTID=m141a54f5f0d15a0538989bf23b23941b

Session 2:

https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/j.php?MTID=m70c562e06c626534905de94d521ad603

Session 3:

https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/j.php?MTID=m5799f861d95046edb38e9473dc4a2b3e

Session 4:

https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/j.php?MTID=me5d35a4706438997432d0497e0002203

 

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SLFRF Recovery

The county is providing the following document which describes plans for the State and Local Fiscal Fecovery Fund (SLFRF) for Will County provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.

SLFRF Recovery Plan