Several businesses and groups in Austin and West Garfield are among 61 neighborhood businesses and nonprofit organizations awarded nearly $40 million in Community Development Grants this past month.
The grants are part of the Chicago Recovery Plan, a citywide effort in Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s administration to catalyze a sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Using federal and local funding sources, the CRP is making grants available for private investment projects based on community-driven priorities established through the 2022 city budget process. Public funding is intended to foster thriving and safe communities, as well as support an equitable economic recovery.
Ranging from about $12,000 to $5 million, the grants will support workplace improvements, new construction, energy-system enhancements, and other eligible costs that support neighborhood vitality, economic development, community wealth-building, public health and local planning goals.
Representing the third and final round of 2022 grant selections, these projects were selected from more than 600 applications:
Cadence, 4848 W. Madison St., $4 million
Inherent L3C, 4647 W. Polk St., $96,525
Karoake on the Ave!/Sunshine Horizons, LLC, 5812 W. Chicago Ave., $250,000
Only By Faith Inc., 5700-5702 W. Chicago Ave., $62,535
The Community Theater/The Joseph’s Place, 5912 W. Chicago Ave., $203,775
The MAAFA Center for Arts and Activism (the “MAC”), 4241 W. Washington Blvd., $1.5 million
Verity Investments LLC – Series 10, 5050 W. Chicago Ave., $150,000