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Mandatory Application Workshops Set for Three Naperville Funding Programs


Remember! Naperville loves its parades! Thank you, SECA, for city services! Applicants for a Community Development Block Grant, Social Services Grant, and/or Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) Grant must attend workshops set for Aug. 24 and/or Aug. 26, 2021. 

The City of Naperville is seeking applicants for 2022 project funding under three programs: the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), as well as the City-funded Social Services Grant (SSG) and Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) grant programs.

The City will host mandatory pre-application workshops and information sessions for organizations interested in applying for CDBG, SSG and SECA funding from 1 to 3PM Tuesday, Aug. 24; and 4 to 6PM Thursday, Aug. 26. Both sessions will take place using Zoom webinar technology.

Topics to be covered include an overview of the programs, priority funding goals, eligibility, the application process, submission requirements and deadlines.

The 11-week series of Naperville Municipal Band summer concerts as well as three Century Walk public art pieces (The Great Concerto, Veterans Valor and Laughing Lincoln) featured in Central Park are funded, in part, by SECA funds. Note! The final summer concert for 2021 is set for 7:30PM Thurs., Aug. 19, will feature the NMB Big Band under the direction of Tracy Oliver.

Meetings are mandatory for 2022 funding

These meetings are mandatory; organizations interested in applying for 2022 funds must have a representative attend one meeting for each program under which they plan to apply.

One-hour SECA workshops will be presented at 1PM Tuesday, Aug. 24 and 5PM Thursday, Aug. 26.

New events such as the 2021 Naperville Salute, held Independence Day weekend, July 2-3; and Naperville Irish Fest (pictured here), hosted by WSI on Aug. 6-7, were welcomed to the community thanks to funding, in part, by SECA.

One-hour CDBG and SSG workshops will be presented at 2PM Tuesday, Aug. 24 and 4PM Thursday, Aug. 26. To register and receive a link to view one of the Zoom webinars, email the contact person listed below for each grant.

CDBG & SSG Grant Applications due Sept. 24, 2021

Applications for the 2022 CDBG and SSG programs are due by noon on Friday, Sept. 24. (CDBG and SSG programs that are linked here relate to other years, providing a little background.)

To receive Zoom links or for more information:

CDBG and SSG: Contact Ruth Broder at (630) 305-5315 or BroderR@naperville.il.us; visit www.naperville.il.us/cdbg for CDBG or www.naperville.il.us/socialservicesgrant for SSG

The recent India Day Parade, Aug. 8, was funded, in part, by a SECA grant.

SECA Funding Applications due Oct. 5, 2021

Applications for 2022 SECA funding are due by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

To receive Zoom links or for more information:

SECA: Contact Dawn Portner at (630) 305-5340 or PortnerD@naperville.il.us or visit www.naperville.il.us/secagrant

Submitted by Marie Wilson, Communications Specialist, for the City of Naperville (PN File Photos.

Editor’s Note / According to the Naperville City Council agenda online for the Aug. 17, 2021, meeting, the City Council is set to “Approve the Calendar Year 2022 (CY22) allocations for the City Obligations category of the SECA Grant Fund Program in the amount of $1,123,717.” Look for the agenda item under O. REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. The City Council meeting begins at 7PM in City Council Chambers in the Naperville Municipal Building, 400 S. Eagle Street. Note: Follow COVID-19 safety protocols that include wearing face coverings inside the building.  Update / Naperville City Council voted 5-4 to approve the SECA Grant funding allocations for Calendar Year 2022. 

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