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City of Naperville seeks applicants for variety of block grants, social service grants, SECA grants and more…


Above / The Naperville Municipal Center is located at 400 S. Eagle Street.

1. Project Applicants Sought for Community Development Block Grant and Social Services Grant Programs / Deadline Oct. 2, 2019

Alert! Mandatory Pre-Application Workshop / Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

The City of Naperville is seeking applicants for 2020 project cycle for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the City-funded Social Services Grant (SSG) Program.

From 10AM to noon on Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, the City of Naperville will host a Pre-Application Workshop and Information Session for organizations interested in applying for CDBG and SSG funding. The session will be held in Meeting Room B of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. This meeting is mandatory – organizations interested in applying for 2020 grant funds must have a representative attend this meeting.

Topics to be covered include an overview of both programs and their priorities along with eligibility, funding criteria, the application process, submission requirements and deadlines. Applications for the 2020 programs will be due by noon on Wed., Oct. 2, 2019.

For more information about this event, please contact Ruth Broder at (630) 305-5315 or BroderR@naperville.il.us.

For more information about the Community Development Block Grant, visit http://www.naperville.il.us/government/grants/community-development-block-grant-fund/ or for more information about the Social Services Grant, visit http://www.naperville.il.us/government/grants/social-services-grant-fund/ 

2. Project Applicants Sought for Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) Grant Fund Program / Deadline Sept. 9, 2019

The City of Naperville is seeking applications for the 2020 Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) Grant Fund program.

The SECA Commission has created a new themed category that will not only define the diversity of the cultural amenity applications, but also bring new and exciting projects to the program for 2020.  This year’s theme is “Come Together.”  30 percent of the funding available for cultural amenities will be earmarked for themed related projects. 

Applicants responding to the call for projects must meet the same eligibility and reporting requirements as all other grant recipients. All online applications must be received before noon on Mon., Sept. 9, 2019. 

For more information about the call for projects, please contact Dawn Portner at (630) 305-5340 or Portnerd@naperville.il.us

For more information about the SECA program visit: https://www.naperville.il.us/government/grants/special-events-cultural-amenities-program/

3. Student Representatives Sought for City Boards and Commissions / Deadline Sept. 16, 2019

Mayor Steve Chirico and the Naperville City Council would like to extend an invitation to Naperville high school students to fill student positions on several City boards and commissions. The deadline to apply is Mon., Sept. 16, 2019.

Interested students should apply online by clicking the “apply” button on the appropriate board or commission web page. A complete list of boards and commissions, as well as their meeting dates and times and more information about each group, is available at www.naperville.il.us/boards. Please note that not all sections of the application will apply to students. In lieu of a resumé, students may submit a statement of interest that should indicate their year in school.

Preference is given to high school seniors; however, all high school students may apply. Those students who served on a board or commission in previous years will need to reapply. Students should anticipate actively participating on the board or commission; therefore, consideration should be given to the time commitment required.

Students are invited to participate in the following boards and commissions: Advisory Commission on Disabilities, Building Review Board, Downtown Advisory Commission (DAC), Financial Advisory Board (FAB), Historic Preservation Commission, Housing Advisory Commission, Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees, Naperville Settlement Museum Board, Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), Public Utilities Advisory Board, Riverwalk Commission, Sister Cities Commission, Special Events Cultural Amenities (SECA) Commission and Transportation Advisory Board (TAB).

Students in need of more information should contact Emy Trotz in the Mayor’s Office at (630) 420-6018 or trotze@naperville.il.us

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