Personal Financial Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Personal Financial Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic



Many banks are offering assistance, from waiving charges to payment deferral. Check with your banking institution to see what may be available. 

Algonquin Bank & Trust  Citizens Bank 
Bank of America  Discover 
BMO Harris Bank  First National Bank 
Capital One  Heartland Bank & Trust 
Chase  U.S. Bank 


Credit Cards: 

Many credit cards are offering hardship assistance. Contact your credit card(s) to see what options are available. They may be willing to lower the minimum amount due or reduce your interest rate. 

American Express  866-703-4169 

Chase  800-432-3117 

Citi 800-950-5114 

Discover  800-983-1412 


Student Loans Financial Assistance 

How to Get Student Loan Relief 

Federal Loans are Paused for 6 Months 

22 Lenders Offering Assistance 


Filing for Unemployment 

How Expanded Coronavirus Unemployment Works 

How to Apply and Online Application Form 


Local Assistance 


Grafton Food Pantry 

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)  

Medical / Prescription 

State of IL Rx Assistance Program 

Medicaid Benefits (see if you qualify) 


Small Business Resources 

Coronavirus Relief Options Available through SBA 

SBA Loan / Paycheck Protection Program 

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application 

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 


Any Other Assistance Questions 

Dial 211 


Want to Help?  Donate or Volunteer! 

Grafton Food Pantry 

Senior Care Volunteer Network 

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