Residential Grants

CDBG Residential Grant information is currently not available. Please check back later.

For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at 847-931-5920.

Residential Conversion Grant Program

Applications are currently available.

Central Area TIF District MapThe Residential Conversion Grant Program assists property owners with the conversion of lawful non-conforming multi-family housing back to the original conforming residential use, located within the Central Area TIF District (see map). This program is available to private individuals, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. Both non–owner occupied and owner occupied properties are eligible for this funding.

The program is designed to compensate property owners for construction expenses related to the conversion and for the loss of rental income. Grant funds are distributed to the property owner upon final completion of the conversion. A final inspection must be successfully completed prior to the payout of grant funds.

Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program

The Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program provides residential property owners of structures in designated historic districts with reimbursement grants of up to $20,000 for the restoration of exterior architectural features. Applications for the Historic Architectural Rehabilitation Grant Program are now open, and are due with supporting documentation on Friday, April 26, 2019. Click here to learn more and apply.

Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is administered through the Elgin Community Network.

The purpose of the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is to support grassroots projects that enhance and strengthen neighborhoods. All projects are initiated, planned and implemented by neighborhood members in partnership with the Elgin Community Network (ECN), with final authorization to proceed from the City of Elgin. Neighborhood involvement and relationship building are key components of the program.