City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development
Grants to Illinois businesses, nonprofit organizations, and property owners in eligible locations for community development activities. Funding is intended to benefit underserved neighborhoods. Grant funds may be used for the construction or rehabilitation of real estate, as well as projects that support new or expanding businesses or cultural assets. The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund finances projects in commercial corridors across Chicago's South, Southwest, and West Sides.
The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) awards grants to projects that have a catalytic impact on the neighborhood and lead to the construction or rehabilitation of new and existing, publicly accessible, commercial spaces (e.g. grocery stores, retail establishments, or restaurants) or cultural establishments.
Grant funds can be used to reimburse the following costs associated with the construction or rehabilitation of buildings:
NOF aims to develop sustainable neighborhood growth by building community-based wealth. Supporting locally-based business and property owners will ensure that investments in the neighborhoods remain in those neighborhoods, helping to catalyze new businesses and new employment opportunities. The Build Community Wealth Bonuses provide eligible projects with additional funds, to advance this goal. If eligible, projects may receive either or both Build Community Wealth Bonuses.
GrantWatch ID#: 185158
NOF offers two types of grants: Small Projects (assistance of $250,000 or less), and Large Projects (assistance of more than $250,000). The NOF assistance available to your project depends on its location.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please start your application for NOF Small Grants here.
- English: https://neighborhoodopportunityfund.com/eligibility/
- Español: https://neighborhoodopportunityfund.com/es/eligibility/
For questions about the NOF Small Grants program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the NOF Large Grants program, please email email@example.com
USA: Illinois: Chicago: South, Southwest, and West Sides
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