What documents are required to include in my application?

Modified on Sun, 16 Apr 2023 at 11:39 PM

The following documents are required to apply:

1. Government Issued ID | Driver License or Passport for business owner(s) and/or authorized representative(s)

2. FEIN | For the firm corporate entity

3. Business Taxes | For 2019 (if in business), 2020, and 2021. 

This may include:

a. IRS form 1040 (sole proprietors) and the following: Schedule C, Profit and Loss from Business

b. IRS form 1065 Partnership Return (no K-1s required)

c. IRS form 1120 Corporation Return (no schedules required)

d. IRS form 1120S S Corporation Return (no K-1s required)

e. IRS form 990, 990EZ, or 990N for non-profits

4. Financial Documentation

a. For fiscally sponsored non-profits only or for venues, museums, or cultural organizations that are part of larger organizations, such as a university, that are not eligible for this program in their entirety, financial statements that are audited or have been approved by a board or senior leadership of the parent organization and that reflect only the activities of the venue, museum, or cultural organization.

What if my organization is on a fiscal year?

If you are on a fiscal year, please include the tax documents for IRS tax year 2018, 2019, and 2020 (which would correspond to your fiscal year periods ending 2019, 2020, and 2021). 

Can my government-issued ID be expired?

No, it must be valid and in current standing.

To view more information on required documents to complete the Illinois Creative Recovery grant application, visit the B2B Arts application portal.

Do you have a more specific eligibility question? The Arts Alliance I Help Desk team is here to assist! Submit a ticket with your question to receive individualized support from one of our Help Desk Agents

Arts Alliance Illinois is serving as a Community Navigator for the Illinois Creative Recovery grant opportunity to share information about the grant and provide potential applicants with technical assistance. Arts Alliance Illinois cannot make final determinations regarding eligibility and will not play a role in determining grant awards. For more information about the Illinois Creative Recovery grants, visit the DCEO website at illinois.gov/b2b

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