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Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund...

DCEO and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) are establishing the Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund to offer small businesses low interest loans of up to $50,000. Successful applicants will owe nothing for six months and will then begin making fixed payments at a below market interest rate for the remainder of a five-year loan term.

Small businesses located outside of the City of Chicago with fewer than 50 workers and less than $3 million in revenue in 2019 can apply.

Loans can be used to support working capital.

Eligible businesses can submit an application here beginning April 1st, 2020: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/EmergencySBAIntiatives.aspx.

Once submitted, a loan decision will be made within about 10 days, and make funds available within two days of receiving bank information.

 

Census Day Fast Approaching...

By now, most households should have received at least one invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. Responding to the census is important because it helps inform funding for key public services for Galva, like education programs and schools, hospitals and healthcare, roads and emergency and disaster response.

When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.

If you haven't already, please fill out your census form online.

 

Census Response Rate Map Now Available...

The 2020 Census response rate map shows how cities and towns across the country are now responding. The map will be updated daily around 3 p.m. for everyone to see the response rate in their area and compare it to other areas across the nation.

 

Black Hawk College Announces Career & College Camp...

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Eagle Enterprises Publishes New Recycling Standards...

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Census Bureau Launches Updated Website...

The U.S. Census Bureau recently launched a new version of 2020census.gov. The new website adds features, resources, and materials to help inform the public about the 2020 Census.

The site includes dozens of new Statistics in Schools materials, a new webpage to share facts about the 2020 Census, information on applying for jobs, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

The new Statistics in Schools material will be released throughout the fall and includes 67 classroom activities, updated classroom maps with census statistics, three videos for students in grades K-12, a singalong song, and a new activity book for children ages 2 to 5. With these materials, teachers can incorporate Census Bureau statistics into subjects such as language arts, math and social studies.

 

From The Regional Census Center...

The Chicago Regional Census Center will begin Address Canvassing this week.

The purpose of Address Canvassing is to ensure the census address list is accurate and complete for the 2020 Census.

Your member governments and concerned households should be made aware that Address Canvassing is commencing and that there will be Census workers throughout communities until October 18th, verifying locations of houses, apartments, shelters and other places where people could live or stay.

The Chicago Regional Census Center's Office of Security sent a memo and a poster about Address Canvassing to each and every law enforcement agency in the country. The poster contains sample pictures of the official government badge with photo ID and the bag and laptop with the 2020 Census logo that address canvassers will have with them.

In addition, via a partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, every police station in the country will show the Address Canvassing video this week at the start of police shifts, known as roll call, so that police officers know the operation is occurring and how to identify a census worker.

 

American Legion March Events:

Community Breakfast - The Galva American Legion will be holding a community breakfast at the Galva Legion Building located at 45 Wallace Street on 8 March 2020 from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. They will be serving all you can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and orange juice. Pop and bottled water available for an extra charge. A donation of $6.00 is appreciated.

 

Veteran's Breakfast - All veterans are invited to the Galva Legion bets breakfast. This breakfast is held the second Saturday of each month at the Legion Building. Open at 0700. Food is served at 0730. Cost is $8.00.

 

Galva Arts Council Secures Third Award...

The Galva Arts Council will once again enliven Wiley Park through the second Levitt AMP Galva Music Series, further activating the large, underused green space into a dynamic hub for self-expression, connection and layered arts experiences set to free, live music from across the globe.

The 2020 series aims to deepen community engagement and expand upon community partnerships, creating a weekly communal celebration of the best Galva has to offer.

For photographs of last year's series of concerts, visit our Gallery or visit the official Levitt AMP Galva Facebook page.

 

Sons of the American Legion...

The Galva American Legion Post #45 has received their charter for a new Sons of the American Legions Squadron.

The Legion is looking for new members to get the squadron rolling.

If you have a parent, grandparent or great grandparent or step parent or step grandparent that was in the military, you are eligible to join.

If interested, please contact Wayne Glisan at (309) 335 - 2931, Lloyd Anderson at (309) 853 - 7347 or Earl Stuckey at (309) 853 - 7917