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

The SECA Grant Application Process for CY20 will open on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 and close on Monday, September 9, 2019

Additional Dates of Importance:

Mandatory Workshops for SECA applicants will be held in the Council Chambers on:

    • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 1 p.m. OR
    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.

To be considered for a CY20 SECA Grant, one person from each organization applying for funding must attend one of the mandatory meetings. 

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 CY19 were approved by City Council at the February 5th City Council meeting.