The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund finances projects in commercial corridors across Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides.
Search for your project address below to see if you are eligible to apply for a Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant.
Review the the program guidelines to learn about the program rules and regulations, requirements for applicants, and the application review and project selection process.
During Application Rounds, we host Information Sessions at which the Department of Planning and Development and SomerCor staff give a program overview and answer any questions you may have. We encourage you to send any specific questions to NOF@cityofchicago.org.org or to reach out to your local City delegate agency.
Upcoming Information Sessions:
Jan. 8, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Davis Square Park | 4430 S. Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609
Offered in English and Spanish
Jan. 9, 2020 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Chicago Cultural Center - 5th Floor Millennium Park Room | 78 E. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602
Feb. 6, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Kehrein Center for the Arts | 5628 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60644
The Pre-Screener and Application will open on January 20, 2020 for applications up to $250,000.
Applications for grants more than $250,000 are currently CLOSED.
For applications received for Large Projects prior to November 26, 2019:
You can expect to receive an email with information about the status of your application by December 13, 2019.
Application opening and end dates are:
|Start date||End date|
|Round 4||January 20, 2020||Feburary 29, 2020|
|Round 3||January 11, 2019||March 5, 2019|
|Round 2||October 4, 2017||December 22, 2017|
|Round 1||February 27, 2017||April 21, 2017|
Contact us for assistance with understanding the program guidelines and application process or with any questions about the program.