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Posted on: June 9, 2021

COVID-19 Micro Business Forgivable Loan Program

COVID-19 Micro Business Forgivable Loan Program


The City of Moline Offers Forgivable Loan Program

for Moline Small Businesses



Date: June 9, 2021


Contact:           KJ Whitley, Community Development Program Manager

                          City Hall, 619 16th Street 

                          Phone: 309.524.2044 



The City of Moline Offers Forgivable Loan Program for Moline Small Businesses


The City of Moline Community & Economic Development Department will begin accepting applications on June 9, 2021, for the COVID-19 Micro Business Forgivable Loan Program. The City will fund this program and seek reimbursement by the American Rescue Plan Grant. These funds will provide much needed capital to small businesses in an effort to remain open/operational and help stabilize Moline’s economy.  


This program will provide forgivable loans of up to $10,000 each to small businesses who qualify. 

To qualify, the business must meet the eligibility criteria, including having five employees or less, including the owner(s).  To have the loan forgiven, the business must continue to be operational (with at least one employee) for three months following receipt of the loan. The “forgivable” feature of the loan rest on the ability of the small business borrower to remain open for three months following receipt of funds. “We know that our micro-businesses need help during this recovery and we are happy to have found a way to get that to them,” said Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati. “We hope that they will take advantage of this program immediately to prevent any further losses and keep our local economy moving in the right direction.”


The application window for small businesses to apply will open on June 9, 2021 and close June 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m. (central time).   Once closed, applications will be reviewed by the selection committee for accuracy and compliance with the program criteria.  The loan application will be available on the City’s FORWARD Platform, City’s website, or potential applicants can contact Community Development Program Manager, K J Whitley at 309-524-2044 or   


The FORWARD Platform may be found here:


Additional Links:

Press Release

Program Information

Online Application

Printable PDF Application

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