Chicago Recovery Plan Programs 

About the Chicago Recovery Plan Grant Program  

The Chicago Recovery Plan (CRP) is the City of Chicago’s effort to amplify once-in-a-generation federal funding to invest in an equitable, sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Planning and Development is responsible for distributing $338 million in CRP funding in three focus areas: community development, small business and workforce support, and community climate investments. The initiatives and strategic priorities that make up CRP were a result of several stages of community engagement and input during the 2022 budget development process. 

View 2022 and 2023 grant finalists  

Explore Programs

Community Development Grants

Owners standing in open door to business

The City of Chicago is committed to strengthening local commercial corridors and enhancing neighborhood vitality through the Community Development Grant (CDG) program. CDG funding supports local commercial, mixed-use and light manufacturing. 

Learn More


Climate Infrastructure Fund

Woman stands waving in a field

Climate Infrastructure Fund grants support neighborhood projects that mitigate the effects of climate change and accelerate the city’s equitable transition to the green economy.                                         



Learn More

Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD)

CTA train

The Equitable Transit-Oriented Development grant program is provides funding up to $250,000 and technical assistance to support community-led equitable development near transit. 

Learn More

Corridor Ambassadors Program

Corridor Ambassador holding clipboard to resident

To ensure a strong recovery in commercial corridors, DPD provides funding to organizations to hire Community Ambassadors on major commercial corridors across the city.

Learn More

Community Wealth Building Grants

Illustration of cooperative kitchen

DPD and Mayor’s Office of Equity and Racial Justice provide planning and pre-development grants up to $150,000 to support projects that promote the local, democratic, and shared ownership model of community assets.

Learn More

Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) program

Austin POPCourts!

The DPD's Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) program is designed to help community-based organizations revitalize underutilized land along neighborhood retail corridors.

Learn More

Map of Grant Finalists


Englewood Breakroom Opening | June 30, 2023

WACA Bell Park Opening | June 24, 2023


Department of Planning and Development

Meet the Staff

Phone: 312.744.4190
Email: DPD@cityofchicago.org