Special Events and Community Arts 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 and Community Arts (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

Miranda Barfuss, Community Grants Coordinator

Community Services Department
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 305-5315 EMAIL: barfussm@naperville.il.us

Important Dates to Remember for CY24   

  • The CY24 SECA Grant Fund application process will open at noon on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 and close at noon on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. 
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, Meeting Rooms A&B Lower Level of the Municipal Center - 400 S. Eagle Street from 9 to 11 a.m.
    • Commission Workshop - Each SECA grant fund applicant will have the opportunity to address the SECA Commission for three minutes during Public Forum
  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, NEU Meeting Room, Lower Level of the Municipal Center - 400 S. Eagle Street from 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Commission Meeting - The SECA Commission will be reviewing and discussing the individual SECA grant applications.  
  • February 2024 - City Council approval of the CY24 SECA Grant Fund allocations. 

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 fund recommendations for CY23 were approved by City Council at the February 21, 2023 City Council meeting.