Citywide Adopt-A-Landmark Fund

Updated June 17, 2021

The Citywide Adopt-a-Landmark Fund provides grants to support the restoration of designated landmark buildings and structures throughout Chicago. The funds are generated by downtown construction projects that contribute to the Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus system

Project Eligibility

Properties that qualify for Adopt-a-Landmark grants include individually designated landmarks and contributing buildings in designated landmark districts. Adopt-a-Landmark Fund projects must meet the following conditions:

  • Restoration projects must be consistent with Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) standards and guidelines
  • Scope of work must involve an exterior renovation that’s visible from the street or interior work that's accessible by the public, and routine maintenance is not eligible
  • The CCL must approve the scope of work and associated budget for the restoration project pursuant to its standard review and approval process 

2021 Applications

Property owners of qualifying landmark buildings can apply for grants from the Adopt-a-Landmark Fund now. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is making approximately $6 million in grant funding available in 2021.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, and should include one hard copy and a USB drive containing all application materials, submitted to:

Department of Planning and Development
Adopt-a-Landmark Fund
121 N. LaSalle St.
Room 1000
Chicago, IL 60602

DPD hosted a pre-submission meeting for interested parties on Wednesday, June 16. The meeting's presentation is avaialble for review, and a replay of the event is posted on YouTube.

Questions on the application and the submittal process can be directed to Historic Preservation staff at



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