Funding Opportunities

The Chicago Recovery Plan invests over $1.9 billion in new and existing initiatives. Over the lifespan of the Chicago Recovery Plan, there will be frequent opportunities to partner with Chicago organizations and we look forward to these partnerships. Please see below for open funding opportunities.

For more information about the Department of Planning and Development's Recovery Plan programs and grant opportunities, please visit DPD's Chicago Recovery Plan Projects site.

If your organization is interested in applying for funding opportunities, becoming an delegate agency or vendor, or learning more about doing business with the City of Chicago, please also refer to the Resources page.


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Chicago Recovery Plan Current Bids and Grant Opportunities


Opportunity Description Eligibility Announcement Date Close Date Solicitation Number Specification Number Soliciting Department
Request for Candidates: Hospitality needs WBC is seeking to create a vendor pool of small, Chicago-based hospitality vendors that would be interested in servicing corporate-style events. Small hospitality businesses under 500 employees located in Chicago Rolling N/A N/A World Business Chicago

Chicago Recovery Plan Grants for Community Development

Grant funding to support local commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development.

Open to community developers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and property owners. - 8/19/2022 N/A N/A Department of Planning and Development


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Opportunity Description Eligibility Announcement Date Close Date Solicitation Number Specification Number Soliciting Department
Chicago Recovery Plan Community Development Program Administrators Seeking one or more Program Administrators to support the development, launch, and operations of portions of the Chicago Recovery Plan’s community development program. Companies with demonstrated experience in this area and with interest in making their services available to the City of Chicago  10/27/2021 12/8/2021  3887,1 1233639 Department of Planning and Development
Service Coordination and Navigation for Youth (SCaN) SCaN pairs youth with a full time "Navigator" seeks to stabilize eligible youth in their environment, increase their self-efficacy,  and assist in their transition to adulthood.   Nonprofit agencies with experience in violence prevention and youth programs seerving youth ages 14-24 at the highest risk of violence involvement.  9/15/2021  9/28/2021  8220,1  1228927 Department of Family & Support Services
 Chicago Resilient Communities Monthly Cash Assistance Pilot: Outreach & Recruitment  Seeking an agency to act as lead agency on outreach and recruitment functions for the pilot and drive awareness Nonprofit charitable organizations. Respondents may apply as a lead agency OR in partnership with multiple agencies, where one agency serves as the lead agency   1/31/2022 2/18/2022 8470 1240274 Department of Family & Support Services
 Chicago Resilient Communities Monthly Cash Assistance Pilot: Program Administrator  Seeking an agency to manage 5 core program administration functions:  coordinating end-to-end participant experience; providing the technology platform; application verification; onboarding with benefits counseling; and payment distribution & management.  Nonprofit charitable organizations. Respondents may apply as a single agency OR in partnership with multiple agencies, where one agency serves as the lead agency 1/31/2022 2/18/2022 8471 1240274 Department of Family & Support Services
 Broadband Consultant The City of Chicago aims to close the digital divide in Chicago. The City is looking to build upon "Chicago Connected" and continue broadband expansion. A third-party consultant experienced in designing and implementing equitable broadband solutions. 01/18/2021 02/18/2021 8433 1238786 Office of Budget and Management
 DFSS Youth Services Chicago Youth Service Corps (CYSC) Support youth development of young Chicagoans ages 16-24 as local leaders through the creation of paid, service-learning opportunities focused on local/civic engagement. Delegate agencies with experience in youth programming for ages 16-24 that is focused on leadership development through civic engagement, service-learning projects.  01/12/2021  02/23/2021  8376,1  1235861  Department of Family and Support Services
 DFSS Youth Services - Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) The SYEP Program is delivered during the summer by providing youth with job placement or specialized training program offered by the awarded respondent. Delegate Agencies with experience in implementing subsidized youth employment programs, internships, or specialized training programs for young people ages 16-24. 01/12/2021 02/24/2021 8375,2 1235846  Department of Family and Support Services
 DFSS Youth Services Chicagobility RFP Provide the opportunity to building their self-discovery and self-awareness through career exploration to young people by exposing them to various public and private sector industries Delegate Agencies with experience in implementing project-based learning, workforce development, civic engagement, and training programs for young people ages 14 and 15. 01/12/2021 02/24/2021 8361 1234841 Department of Family and Support Services
Chicago Recovery Plan Grants for Community Development Grant funding to support local commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development. Open to community developers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and property owners. 12/23/2021

First round: 1/31/2022

Second round: 3/10/2022

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Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) Program

Grant to fund creation of community gathering spaces on vacant lots to serve as destinations for local residents, shoppers, commuters and neighborhood visitors.

More info: Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) Program

Delegate agencies, business organizations, chambers of commerce, and other non-profits. Additional location eligibility in the RFP document. 2/10/2022 3/11/2022 8510 1240258 Department of Planning and Development
Domestic Worker Relief Fund Seeking a nonprofit agency to administer one-time cash assistance to low-income domestic workers, from outreach to payment distribution. Nonprofit charitable organizations  2/18/2022 3/11/2022 8486 1240624 Department of Family & Support Services
Corridor Ambassadors Program Funding for organizations to staff Community
Ambassadors on major commercial corridors across the city to create a visible, welcoming
presence and encourage residents and visitors to frequent the businesses and amenities on the corridors.
Local community organizations and other not- for-profit organizations (501c6 and 501c3) 03/04/2022 04/1/2022 8535 1242024 Department of Planning and Development
Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) Program

Grant to fund creation of community gathering spaces on vacant lots to serve as destinations for local residents, shoppers, commuters and neighborhood visitors.

More info: Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) Program

Delegate agencies, business organizations, chambers of commerce, and other non-profits. Additional location eligibility in the RFP document. 3/22/2022 4/8/2022 8594 1243875 Department of Planning and Development
DV Legal Services for Gender-based Violence & Human Trafficking Survivors

DFSS seeks applications from organizations to provide direct legal representation for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and/or human trafficking (HT)

Non-profit charitable organizations 3/17/2022 4/15/2022 8538 1242079 Department of Family & Support Services
Emergency Financial Assistance for Gender-based Violence and Human Trafficking Survivors DFSS seeks organizations to provide immediate cash assistance to survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and/or human trafficking (HT) in Chicago Non-profits 3/30/2022 4/26/2022 8578 1243429 Department of Family & Support Services
Chicago Rapid Re-housing for Survivors of Gender-based Violence and Human Trafficking Program Coordinator DFSS seeks applications from organizations to provide the financial administration and to coordinate the placement and support services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and/or human trafficking (HT) Non-profits 3/31/2022 5/4/2022 8591 1243778 Department of Family & Support Services
Administration of City of Chicago's Private Security and Lighting System Rebate Program Seeking a third party administrator willing and able to review, process, provide customer service, and ensure compliance with the City’s rebate program. Organizations or companies with relevant experience 4/19/2022 5/5/2022 8672,1 1244390 Department of Finance
Project Management Chicago Block Clubs Seeking a contractor to serve as a Project Manager to support Chicago’s block clubs and neighborhood organizations Companies or organizations with relevant experience 4/20/2022 5/4/2022 8670,1 1244856 Department of Assets, Information and Services
Building a Network of Trauma-Informed Centers of Care Expanding support for publicly funded mental health services that provide care for persons irrespective of their ability to pay, health insurance status, or immigration status Organizations with a history of providing mental health services 4/8/2022 5/9/2022 8562 1242730 Department of Public Health
Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0 Program Administrator Re-Release Seeking agencies to administer one-time cash assistance to low-income residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 but faced barriers to qualifying for other financial relief.   Non-profits  4/13/2022 5/11/2022 8657 1241544 Department of Family and Support Services
Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0 Outreach and Recruitment RFP Seeking adjencies to conduct outreach and recruitment for cash assistance to low-income residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 but faced barriers to qualifying for other financial relief. Non-profits  4/13/2022 5/11/2022 8606 1240624 Department of Family and Support Services
Marketing and Communication Service for the Community Safety Coordination Center Seeking a qualified organization to develop and deliver marketing for events and activities, creating awareness of progressive city efforts in violence prevention Marketing and communications organizations 4/12/2022 5/13/2022 8659 1242710 Department of Public Health
Project Management Team Service to Support Engaagements and Operational Activities at the Community Safety Coordination Center Seeking a project management team to support coordinating and executing the City's approach to engagement with residents and organizations working to reduce violence Project management organizations 4/12/2022 5/13/2022 8658 1242725 Department of Public Health
Central City Recovery Program Providing funding to Chicago non-profits to design and implement street/ alley activations or creative installations that will support the Central City area recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Non-profit organizations 5/9/2022 5/24/2022 8748 1246937 Business Affairs & Consumer Protection
Family Connects Chicago: Regional Community Alignment Boards Identify delegates who will develop, staff, and support the regional boards and facilitate cross-regional and citywide community alignment activities for Family Connects Chicago. Organizations with collaborative or community engagement efforts 5/5/2022 6/6/2022 8648 1244988 Department of Public Health
Mobilizing and Sustaining a  Chicago Community Health Response Corps CDPH seeks to sustain community outreach and public health workforce development through a  Community Health Response Corps that will support residents in priority community areas most affected by the pandemic. Non-profit organizations 5/27/2022 6/27/2022 8701 1246179 Department of Public Health
Expanding Capacity for Street Outreach and Violence Interruption Services Identify six community-based organizations to
contribute toward street outreach efforts in high priority community areas.
Non-profit organizations 6/2/2022 7/5/2022 8571 1243129 Department of Public Health
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program  Identify nonprofit capacity builders that can design and manage (1) Chicago Recovery Plan readiness summits, (2) application assistance workshops, and (3) community outreach.  Nonprofit and for-profit organizations  7/6/2022  7/29/2022  8870 1246937  Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protections
Together We Heal Creative Place Program Grants to support artists and organizations in designing and implementing art projects that promote healing and transformation in Chicago’s neighborhoods Individual artists and organizations in communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic 6/15/2022 7/29/2022 N/A N/A Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events