The Advisory Commission of the Special Events and Cultural Amenities grant recently met to begin dividing up funding to local organizations.
The commissioners received 88 applications for a piece of the $2.5 million SECA grant.
Requests include 360 Youth Services’ Spring Ahead Run, The Exchange Club’s Ribfest, Xilin Association’s Lantern Festival, and the Naperville Rotary Club’s Soups On.
The commission assigned $2.45 million leaving about $53,000 to work with at the next meeting.
Just over $1 million of the grant was recommended to go towards the city’s existing agreements including maintenance of the Riverwalk and paying off the Carillon Tower.
Created in 2005, SECA helps fund groups and events that promote community and culture. The money is raised by the 1% food and beverage tax.
The group will finalize their recommendations on February 9th and the city council will make the final decision in April.
Naperville News 17 is partially funded by a SECA grant.
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