Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) Fund Grant Pre-Application Workshops Scheduled for May

Workshop attendance is mandatory for 2019 SECA grant applicants

The City of Naperville will offer two opportunities in May for individuals interested in applying for a 2019 Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) Fund grant to attend a mandatory pre-application workshop.

The workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. and Thursday, May 17, at 5 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.

Attendance at one of the two workshops is mandatory for anyone with an interest in applying for grant funds through the SECA Fund in calendar year 2019. Topics to be covered include an overview of the program and their priorities along with eligibility, funding criteria, the application process, submission requirements and deadlines. Please note that 2019 applications will be available beginning at noon on Monday, June 4, 2018 and will be due by noon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

 Any resident with an interest in the SECA program and the funding process is encouraged to attend one of these mandatory workshops. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/secagrant or contact Dawn Portner at (630) 305-5340 or portnerd@naperville.il.us.

About the SECA Fund

The City of Naperville encourages celebrations of community that focus on the heritage, diversity and character of Naperville. In support of these activities, the City of Naperville established the SECA Fund in 2004 as “a separate fund used solely for the funding of social and artistic events and entities, providing cultural experiences for the Naperville community and its visitors.”


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.