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

Dawn Portner, Special Events Coordinator

Community Services Department
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 305-5340 EMAIL: portnerd@naperville.il.us

Important Dates to Remember for CY23   

  • Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 - Applicant Mandatory Meeting via zoom at 1 p.m.               

                                                     OR

  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 - Applicant Mandatory Meeting via zoom at 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 - SECA online Applications available at noon
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 - SECA Applications are due at noon
  • February 2023 - City Council approval of the CY23 SECA Grant Fund applications

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 CY22 were approved by City Council at the February 1, 2022 City Council meeting.