The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund finances projects in commercial corridors across Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides.
Ready to apply? Start your application below by seeing if you qualify.
Search for your project address and see if you are eligible to apply for a Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant.
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.
Applicants are encouraged to attend a Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Rollout Session at which the Department of Planning and Development and SomerCor staff will give a program overview and answer any questions you have. These meetings will also include a Resource Fair which will allow attendees the opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversations with small business lenders and staff from the City’s Department of Buildings and Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.
|Thursday, November 2nd from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.|
|The Kroc Center|
|1250 W. 119th St., Chicago, Illinois 60643|
|Friday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|Little Village Lawndale High School|
|3120 S. Kostner Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60623|
If you can’t make this meeting, don’t worry - applicants with any questions can also reach out to City staff that is ready to help. Just send an email with your questions to NOF@cityofchicago.org!
Applications for Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are currently being accepted.
To be considered for Neighborhood Opportunity Fund assistance, please complete and submit an application by the December 22, 2017 deadline.
Application opening and end dates are:
|Start date||End date|
|Round 1||February 27, 2017||April 21, 2017|
|Round 2||October 4, 2017||December 22, 2017|
Contact us for assistance with understanding the program guidelines and application process or with any questions about the program.