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Chicago Recovery Plan Projects

The Chicago Recovery Plan (CRP) is the City’s plan to amplify once-in-a-generation federal funding to create an equity-based investment strategy to catalyze a sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding under the Chicago Recovery Plan, which includes funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARP”) and over $600 million in local bond funds, is allocated alongside all other available resources in the City budget to maximize this opportunity over the next three- to five-year funding period. The initiatives and strategic priorities that make up the Chicago Recovery Plan were a result of several stages of community engagement and input during the 2022 budget development process.

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is responsible for distributing $237 million of the CRP to support the equitable economic recovery of Chicago. There are three core focuses of DPD's efforts: Community Development, Small Business and Workforce Support, Community Climate Investments.

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Community Development Grants

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Through this program, DPD is providing grant funding to support local commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development.

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Climate Infrastructure Fund

Climate Infrastructure Fund
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The City of Chicago Climate Infrastructure Fund is accepting grant applications to support neighborhood projects that mitigate the effects of climate change and accelerate the city’s equitable transition to the green economy.

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Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD)

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The City of Chicago is now accepting applications for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) projects. The ETOD program will provide funding of up to $250,000 and technical assistance to support community-led equitable development near transit.

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Corridor Ambassadors Program

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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

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Community Wealth Building Grants

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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

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Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) program

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

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Map of Grant Finalists

Videos

POPFit! Opening | December 3, 2022

Grant Announcement | Nov. 30, 2022

POPHeights! Opening | Oct. 29, 2022

Winthrop Gardens | Oct. 22, 2022

POPGrove Opening | Aug. 19, 2022

Grant Announcement | May 2, 2022


 

Department of Planning and Development

Maurice D. Cox
Commissioner

Meet the Staff

Phone: 312.744.4190
Email: DPD@cityofchicago.org