Welcome to the Cook County Bridge Funding Program Portal

Recognizing local governments are potentially facing financial challenges caused by the delay in property tax bills going out, the Cook County Property Tax Bridge Fund Program is making hundreds of millions of dollars in no interest loans available to local governments and taxing districts while prioritizing underserved and disinvested communities. This program portal is where you can submit your application for this innovative and equitable program.

Qualifying taxing bodies such as municipalities, park districts, schools, etc. will be able to apply for a short-term loan with the County. These funds will help ensure local governments across Cook County can cover payroll, pay bills and provide much-needed services to our residents.

With approval by the Board of Commissioners, applications will be open to all local taxing jurisdictions beginning August 1, 2022. The application window will close on August 31, 2022, with funds expected to go out in September 2022. Each local taxing district interested in receiving a loan will need to complete an application and upload the required supporting documents for review by the County.

Please visit cookcountyil.gov/bridgefund for helpful information and documents related to this program. You may also  email BridgeFund@CookCountyIL.Gov with any questions about this initiative.