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​Monthly Newsletter January 2023 Click Here

City of Chicago SBIF Program

Chicago Recovery Grant

DPD is now accepting applications for grant funding to support local commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development. All are welcome to apply. City staff will prioritize projects in areas of Chicago where there is a history of disinvestment or limited private investment.


  • Grant funding can be used for pre-development, construction, or renovation costs for permanent capital improvement projects.

  • Open to community developers, business owners and entrepreneurs, and property owners. Site control is preferred, but not required.

  • Residential-only development is not eligible, but mixed-use projects are eligible.

  • Priority will be given to catalytic projects with a strong local impact, that are able to leverage local talents, capacities, and institutions to strengthen and contribute to the community.

  • Applicants from all areas of Chicago are eligible to apply. Priority will be given for projects in historically disinvested areas as well as projects that build upon existing efforts, such as Mayor Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West initiative and community safety initiatives.

  • Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate momentum and are expected to break ground within six months of acceptance into this grant program.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The application for 2023 is currently open, and the first deadline for consideration is February 24, 2023. Applicants who submit by this deadline will receive a decision regarding their project in May.




Home and Business Protection Program


The City's Home and Business Protection Program (HBPP) provides rebates up to certain limits that cover the costs of outdoor security cameras, one year of cloud storage for video footage, outdoor motion sensor lighting, vehicle GPS trackers, and subscription costs. All Chicago residents, as well as business, religious, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to take advantage of the program. To participate, purchase an eligible device(s) on or after 6/6/2022, take a photo of the installed device(s), submit a completed application, and receive financial reimbursement. The program is first-come, first-serve. It will run through December 31, 2024, or until funds are depleted, whichever comes first.

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Industrial Strategic Energy Management


By focusing on people and processes rather than just equipment upgrades, ComEd's Strategic Energy Management (SEM) program motivates employees to consider behavioral and operational changes that lead to long-lasting energy savings without significant capital investments! The program includes a year-long series of workshops and coaching sessions focused on identifying and implementing operational and behavioral changes. Energy models are created for selected sites to monitor energy performance over the program year.

Energy Savings Through Engagement


SEM helps clients achieve energy savings by engaging the entire facility. The process is designed to:

  • Establish organizational commitment

  • Plan and implement energy efficiency best practices and projects, from no-cost opportunities to larger capital investments

  • Measure, monitor, and report on savings

In addition to the direct cost savings from reduced energy use, ComEd also offers various incentives for participating companies.


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ComEd Early Bird Promotion ends March 31, 2023 


Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation

4506 W. Fullerton Ave

Chicago, IL 60639

Phone: (773) 637-2416


Proudly, A LIRI and a 501(c)(3) non-profit, GNCDC Reaches Out with Programs & incentives in our community – Since 1977 to effect local industrial retention & small business growth.

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