Forms & Applications
Community Grant Program
Organizations may apply for up to $5,000 to support public programs, events, initiatives, or services that demonstrate a measurable benefit to the community and foster community growth. Eligible initiatives include Special Events, Festivals, Ongoing Programming, Neighborhood Services, or local Marketing Campaigns. Typically SSA funding is used to support Marketing/Promotion, Supplies/Materials and stipends for artists/performers/educators.
Facade Rebates, Safety Rebates, and Security Rebates provide incentives for owners/tenants to make improvements to their properties that enhance public safety, quality of life, and visual aesthetic of Wicker Park Bucktown.
Applications are reviewed quarterly by Grants & Rebates Committee before advancing to the SSA #33 Commission for final approval. Rebates are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting. Safety Rebates in amounts smaller than $1,000 may be issued sooner. However, all Community Grant Applications must be submitted by the quarterly deadline prior to the start date for your initiative.
2020 Community Grant Review Deadlines
December 31st (Events in February, March or April)
March 31st (Events in May, June or July)
June 30th (Events in August, September, or October)
September 30th (Events in November, December or January)
**You may apply early, but late applications will not be accepted. EXAMPLE: Your event takes place on November 18th. It is okay to apply before the March 31st deadline. If it is turned on November 2nd it will not be accepted.