Apply for the Fund

The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund finances commercial projects across Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides.

Ready to apply? Start your application below by seeing if you qualify.

Step 1: Determine Project Eligibility

Search for your address and see if you are eligible to apply for a Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant.

Step 2: Review Program Rules

Review the the program guidelines to learn about the rules, regulations, and requirements for applicants, as well as an overview of the application review and project selection process.

Step 3: Get More Information

Applicants with any questions are strongly encouraged to reach out to City staff that is ready to help. Just send an email with your questions to!

Step 4: Submit an Application

Applications for Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are not currently being accepted, but the next window is scheduled to open this Fall.

To be notified when the Opportunity Fund application window opens, sign up for email updates.


Application opening and end dates are:

Start date End date
Round 1 February 27, 2017 April 21, 2017
Round 2 Fall 2017 Winter 2017


Contact us for assistance with understanding the program guidelines and application process or with any questions about the program.