NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The City of Naperville is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) Fund grant program. SECA grant applications may be submitted for the upcoming fiscal year (FY), which runs from May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014. Applications and program requirements are available on the City’s website at www.naperville.il.us/seca.aspx.
All qualified applicants must review the SECA Fund manual, also available on the website, as various program changes are in effect for the next application cycle. Applications must be completed and submitted online at http://bit.ly/naperseca by 5PM on Fri., November 2, 2012.
About the SECA Fund
The City of Naperville encourages celebrations of community and cultural opportunities that focus on the heritage, diversity and character of the City. In support of these activities, the City offers funds, derived from the Citywide 1 percent food and beverage tax, for the purpose of aiding eligible non-profit organizations in providing new and continued cultural experiences. The SECA fund grant began in 2005.
Nine community volunteers that comprise the Advisory Cultural Commission will provide a funding recommendation to the City Council. The Council will determine FY2014 allocations at a workshop on a to-be-determined date in spring 2013. SECA allocations will be formally approved at an April 2013 City Council meeting.