The City of Peoria utilizes local Community Navigators supported by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) that can assist with programming on the federal, state, and local level. They provide services by:
- Outreach to hard-to-reach or underserved businesses to raise awareness of opportunities for federal or state support
- 1-on-1 technical assistance to small businesses to help them understand eligibility and apply for economic support
- Offer services in multiple languages
- Share information on small business barriers with the DCEO to ensure programming is accessible
Below is contact information for our local Community Navigators. More information about this program can be found on the DCEO website.