Special Events & Cultural Amenities Program

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 Special Events & Cultural Amenities (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.”

For more information about the grant, contact

Dawn Portner, Special Events Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 305-5340 EMAIL: portnerd@naperville.il.us

Important Dates

SECA Grant Application for CY19 is Now Closed

All applications were due no later than Tuesday, July 17 at noon. Late applications will not be accepted.

CY19 Budget Worksheet

Return to a Saved SECA Application or Submit a Report

Saturday, September 15, 2018: SECA Commission Workshop - Council Chambers, 9 a.m. Each SECA Grant Fund applicant will have the opportunity to address the Commission for three minutes during Public Forum. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018: SECA Commission Meeting - Meeting Rooms A&B, 6 p.m. Members of the SECA Commission will be reviewing and discussing the individual SECA Grant applications. Grant applicants may attend; however, there will not be an opportunity to address the Commission. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018: SECA Commission Workshop - Council Chambers, 9 a.m. The Commissioners will review their final recommendations for CY19.  Each applicant will have the opportunity to address the Commission for three minutes during Public Forum. 

All of the Commission Workshops and Meetings take place at the Naperville Municipal Center located at 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL 60540

Documents and Reports

SECA fund applicants and recipients must be familiar with all policies and procedures related to the SECA Fund.

All SECA fund recipients are required to submit a Final Financial Report and Budget Worksheet within 30 days after completing the event. All recipients, regardless of award allocation must complete all sections of both reports.

All SECA Fund recipients are required to submit the following reimbursement request form along with supporting invoices in order to begin the reimbursement process.

The following SECA grant recommendations for CY18 were approved by City Council at the February 6th City Council meeting.