Community Resources

State Agency Resources

IDNR Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced $206,100 in grant funding for three snowmobile trail projects. Please visit the link below for more information
Rebuild Downtowns & Main Streets Capital Grant

The Rebuild Downtowns & Main Streets Capital Grant Program will provide grants to support improvements and encourage investment in commercial corridors and downtowns that have experienced disinvestment, particularly in communities hardest-hit by the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis. Projects must be located in a commercial corridor or downtown area with multiple public-facing commercial establishments. Eligible projects include but are not limited to roads, parking, and sidewalks; transit, pedestrian, or bicycle infrastructure; broadband infrastructure; water/sewer infrastructure; public spaces, such as parks and plazas; structures in disrepair; and mixed-use or transit-oriented development.

Potential Applicants: Units of local government (no match required). Not-for-profit and for-profit organizations are eligible but must include 50% match. Priority will be given to projects in DIAs, Opportunity Zones, and Qualified Census Tracts.

How Much: $50 million total: minimum grant size of $250,000 and maximum grant being $3 million.

Deadline: January 10th, 2022

Apply: NOFO can be found here: download odf application

City Government Resource Guide

COVID-19 Response Center: (312-746-4835)
Non-Emergency Issues: (311)
City of Chicago Department of Health: (312-747-9884)
Illinois Poison Center: (1-800-222-1222)
City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation: (312-744-4611)
City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services: (312-743-0300)
City of Chicago Department of Transport: (312-744-3600)
ARISE Chicago for Undocumented workers requiring Legal Assistance: (773-796-6000)
Chicago Water Management: (312-744-4420)
Open Pharmacy and Prescription Transfer support: (872-529-1784)
Affordable Housing Support for Renters: (312-744-0281)
Suburban Cook County Homelessness Prevention Call Center: (877-426-6515)

Nonprofit Resources