A Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development and business activity, either at the federal, state, or local level in Stephenson County, Illinois. The U.S. Department of Commerce provides government grants to Stephenson 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.
Freeport Area Chamber-Commerce Freeport IL 27 West Stephenson Street 61032 815-233-1350
A Department of Transportation is a state or federal agency that plans and develops transportation systems and infrastructure in Stephenson County, Illinois. The federal Department of Transportation offers several Stephenson County government grants, including grants for road, rail, transit, and port projects, as well as car and vanpool projects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit research and safety improvements. State Departments of Transportation provide grants for private operators, senior centers, non-profits, and transit systems. Stephenson County government grant information is available on the Department of Transportation website.
Freeport Highway Department Freeport IL 1856 North Bolton Road 61032 815-233-1006
Stephenson County Highway Department Freeport IL 295 West Lamm Road 61032 815-235-7497
A Housing Authority provides low-income rental housing, rental assistance programs, and other housing assistance for eligible individuals and families in Stephenson County, Illinois. At the federal level, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) operates over 20 government grant programs, including affordable housing development grants, community and economic development grants, fair housing grants, and rental assistance grants. HUD also offers Stephenson County supportive housing and services grants. Housing Authority grants can help fund Stephenson County low-income housing, local housing assistance programs, and provide grants for housing assistance such as Section 8.
Freeport Housing Authority Freeport IL 1052 West Galena Avenue 61032 815-232-4171
A Veterans Affairs Department provides services to veterans, including veterans from the Armed Forces and Reserves in Stephenson County, Illinois. The federal VA, as well as local Stephenson County branches, provide government grants for veterans in rural areas, homeless providers grants, community agency grants, and nurse retention grants. The Stephenson 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.
US Department of Veterans Affairs Freeport Freeport IL 1631 South Galena Avenue 61032 815-233-5092
Veterans Assistance Commission Freeport IL 7 North Walnut Avenue 61032 815-233-7282
Veterans of Foreign Wars Freeport IL 1802 East Shawnee Street 61032 815-232-5311