Department of Planning and Development
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 3-5 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.
Mayor Lightfoot Announces 26 New Finalists for Chicago Recovery Plan Grants
City funding will support more than $137 million in neighborhood investments
Twenty-six new and expanded restaurants, health centers, cultural institutions and other neighborhood improvement projects will move forward through more than $33.5 million in Chicago Recovery Plan (CRP) grants announced by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and City officials.
Explore Current Programs
Community Development Grants
DPD is now accepting applications for grant funding to support local commercial, mixed-use, and light manufacturing development.
Corridor Ambassadors Program
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.
Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) program
The DPD's Public Outdoor Plaza (POP!) program is designed to help community-based organizations revitalize underutilized land along neighborhood retail corridors.