Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program

(Returning Early Spring 2023)

The Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program provides neighborhood and homeowner associations (HOAs) with grants to improve their neighborhoods. The maximum funding amount per project is $5,000. 

Questions?  Email our neighborhood team or call 309-494-8637. Idk yet


  1. Project Ideas

Some project ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Public art
  • Block parties
  • Outreach and communication
  • Public space enhancements (benches, shelters, pergolas, playgrounds, and more)
  • Placemaking
  • Pop-up events
  • Storytelling projects to amplify and preserve neighborhood voices

Projects CAN NOT:

  • Create ongoing maintenance costs to the City
  • Fund an event that already exists (funds can be used to add to an existing event's programming)
  • Direct financial assistance to individuals or families
  • Purchase  land or buildings
  • Purchase personal electronics
  • Pay for travel and accommodation expenses
  • Benefit one person
  1. Program requirements