FY15 (2014-2015) SECA Fund Application Process
The City of Naperville is now accepting applications for the FY15(2014-2015) SECA Fund grant. SECA Fund grant applications may be submitted for events and projects that will occur between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.
Applications must be completed and submitted online at http://bit.ly/naperseca by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013.
All applicants are required to read the SECA Fund Manual prior to submitting an application.
- SECA Fund Manual (PDF)
FY14 SECA Fund Awards
The City Council held their annual SECA Workshop on Monday, March 11, 2013 to determine their 2013-2014 SECA Fund award recommendations. The final awards were determined at their regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Following are the FINAL FY14 SECA Fund Awards:
SECA Fund Policy and Procedures
SECA fund applicants and recipients must be familiar with all policies and procedures related to the SECA Fund.
SECA Fund Reporting Requirements
All SECA fund recipients are required to complete a 6-month and/or final report based on the amount of money they receive.
Recipients of $10,000 or more in SECA funding are required to submit a 6-month and a final report.
Recipients of $10,000 or less are required to submit a final report only.
All six-month reports are due to Jennifer Runestad at email@example.com by Monday, November 4, 2013. All final reports are due within 120 days following the completion of the event or project.
SECA Fund Reimbursement Requests
All SECA Fund recipients are required to submit the following reimbursement request form along with supporting invoices in order to begin the reimbursement process.
About the Fund
The strength of Naperville flows from a variety of community organizations and opportunities, which provide a well-rounded quality of life. The City of Naperville encourages celebrations of community and cultural opportunities that focus on the heritage, diversity and character of the city. In support of these activities, the City of Naperville offers funds, derived from the city-wide 1% Food and Beverage Tax, for the purpose of aiding eligible organizations in providing new and continued cultural experiences. The Special Events & Cultural Amenities (SECA) Fund Grant began in 2005. Utilizing a commited revenue source tied to culture and events, the grant facilitates a beneficial economic cycle, as depicted below.
In 2005, 65 out of 75 SECA grant applicants were awarded over $2.5 million dollars and over $1.2 million was donated to local charities as a result of the SECA funded projects. In 2006, 71 out of 99 grant applicants were awarded over $2.5 million dollars.
Grantee agrees that credit will be given to the City on all public notices, publicity, printed projects, etc. The following language shall be used in such notices: “This project is partially funded by a grant from the City of Naperville.”