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 for CY21

The online grant application is now live.

Click Here to Begin a New SECA Grant Application for CY21:

https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2289?SA=SNA&FID=35035

Click Here to Return to a Saved SECA Application

https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_2289?SA=AM 

  • Online Grant Applications will be live on Tuesday, September 8th at noon
  • Online Grant Applications will close on Tuesday, September 29th at noon

SECA Workshop with Grant Applicants:

  • Saturday, November 14th at 9:00 am via Zoom

SECA Commission Meeting to review the applications:

  • Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:00 pm via Zoom

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 CY20 were approved by City Council at the Feb. 4 City Council meeting.