Ameren-Illinois has announced a round of grants for small businesses and non-profits who have fallen behind on utility bills.
Under the company’s COVID-19 Economic Hardship Recovery Program, one-time grants of up to $500 will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until October 31st or until funds are exhausted.
To be considered, businesses must have an active, non-residential account, 50 or fewer full-time employees, and have a principal office in Illinois. Eligible businesses may include, but are not limited to: small commercial enterprises, restaurants, and hair salons among others. Eligible non-profits may include, but are not limited to: schools, day cares, senior centers, religious organizations, community organizations, and charitable organizations.
Grant recipients will have the funds applied to their Ameren Illinois electric account. To apply, visit AmerenIllinois.com/Recovery or call the Ameren Illinois Business Center at 1-800-232-2477.