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Social Services Grant Program

The City of Naperville created the Social Services Grant (SSG) Program to enhance social service activities for community benefit. The purpose of the fund is to provide necessary financial assistance to municipal and not-for-profit social service agencies. The grant is awarded annually with the application cycle taking place in the fall of each year.

CY17 Social Services Grant (SSG) City Council Workshop

The City Council Workshop on the Program Year 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and CY 2017 Social Services Grants (SSG) that was to have been held on December 20, 2016, has been rescheduled to Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

The agenda and information packet for the Workshop (PDF)

City Council will have the opportunity to discuss the allocations and hear from speakers before giving preliminary approval to the proposed allocations. The public will have an opportunity to address the Council for up to three minutes each. If you are interested in speaking, please sign in at the City Clerk’s Office on the 1st floor of the Municipal Center between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.


  • Emergency Services
  • Seniors
  • Youth
  • Special Populations
  • Self-Sufficiency Projects

Please note that transportation is a subsection of each objective category.

Eligibility Programs

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Mental Health Community Awareness

Eligibility Criteria

  • An organization must be a non-profit/not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
  • The service or benefit provided must meet the objective of the City's Social Service program and address a perceived need or problem in the community. Priority will be given to activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons.
  • An organization must provide services or benefits to the City of Naperville community.
  • An organization must demonstrate a need for City funding.
  • An organization must demonstrate ongoing fundraising efforts.

All organizations receiving SSG funds are subject to the requirements included in the Grantees Manual (PDF).

Required Forms

As a Social Services Grant (SSG) Grantee, you are required to fill out and submit the following forms below to complete the funding process.

Amending Agreements

In case of any changes to the “Grantee Agreement,” a grantee needs to submit the amendment form explaining proposed changes. No changes to the project can be made without the approval of the City of Naperville.


The City of Naperville requires grantees to report on grant progress through the life of the project. The reporting forms can be accessed below and are applicable to all projects.

Request for Payment

In order to be reimbursed, a grantee must fill out the Request for Payment form and submit all required supporting documentation. Requests for Payment are due the 10th of each month.