Residential Grants & Business Grants 
Planning & Neighborhood Services Division 

150 Dexter Ct.
Elgin, IL 60120

Ph: (847) 931-5920
Fx: (847) 931-6790

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Residential grants are available through the Planning and Neighborhood Services Division, a division of the Community Development Department.

View information about business grants.

Not-for-Profit Grant Program
In the 2014 city budget, the City Council designated $200,000 in the riverboat funds to be used to establish a grant program for social service and not-for-profit agencies.

CDBG and Riverboat Grant Applications

Grant applications will be available on November 6 for the 2015 City of Elgin Riverboat Grant program and the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).


The Riverboat Grant was established to assist and support the operating costs of local social service agencies offering programs and projects that support the strategic goals of the City Council and benefit the Elgin community. The grant program is open to all 501(c)3 Not for Profit organizations that provide services to residents of Elgin.  Final applications are due on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.


Riverboat Grant awards are subject to availability of funds from Riverboat proceeds. City Council will determine the funding level for 2015 as part of the budget process.

2015 Riverboat Grant Application (online form)

2015 Riverboat Grant Application (fillable form)

2015 Riverboat Grant Instructions

For Riverboat Grant information please contact Laura Valdez-Wilson, Management Analyst at (847) 931-6749 or email at: