A Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development and business activity, either at the federal, state, or local level in Ford County, Illinois. The U.S. Department of Commerce provides government grants to Ford County local Chambers of Commerce as well as grants through multiple bureaus. It also provides market development awards for non-profit industries, including trade associations. Local Chambers of Commerce may also help member businesses secure Small Business Administration grants, business development grants, and economic development funding. Chambers of Commerce provide information about government grant programs on their websites.
Gibson Chamber of Commerce Gibson IL 126 North Sangamon Avenue 60936 217-784-5217
Paxton Chamber of Commerce Paxton IL 148 North Market Street 60957 217-379-4655
A Veterans Affairs Department provides services to veterans, including veterans from the Armed Forces and Reserves in Ford County, Illinois. The federal VA, as well as local Ford County branches, provide government grants for veterans in rural areas, homeless providers grants, community agency grants, and nurse retention grants. The Ford County VA also provides cemetery grants and supportive services grants for veterans and their families. VA grants both go to agencies, organizations, and individual veterans. The VA provides more information about government grants on its website.
Veterans of Foreign Wars 6289 Gibson IL 122 South Lott Boulevard 60936 217-784-4210