Or programming that: • Serves a large audience • Serves an under-represented or underserved audience • Serves youth and/or seniors • Fills a void in services in the neighborhood • Fosters positive community interaction • Promotes the area as a great neighborhood • Fits the mission of WPB's Promote Committee and SSA #33 in general.
Organizations are eligible for 1 grant per year. However, organizations may submit additional applications to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. In the event an application is declined, that organization may apply again on behalf of a different event, program or service.
Limited funding is available. Due to the high volume of applications, the SSA #33 Commission may award a grant at an amount less than the allowable maximum, or no grant at all.
Applications are reviewed by SSA #33's Promote Committee the 1st Thursday of the month (see www.wickerparkbucktown.org for full schedule). In order to be reviewed, applications must be submitted by the 25th of the prior month. Any applications not in by the 25th will be reviewed at the following month's meeting. (i.e. an application submitted January 27th will be reviewed at the March meeting.) It is recommended that your application be submitted 2 months prior to the date(s) of your initiative to allow proper processing time.
If the application has been accepted and recommended by the Promote Committee, it will advance to the monthly SSA 33 Commission Meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of that month (open to the public) for final approval.
The Promote Committee will not review any applications from an organization that has an "open" grant (i.e. the Post-Event Report has not yet been submitted to SSA 33 and the final payment has not yet been issued)
You will be required to include the WPB SSA #33 logo in any print or web materials promoting the sponsored initiative.
* Please note that WPB SSA #33 reserves the right to reject any questionable budget estimates, as well as implement addition program rules and regulations as it deems reasonable. Please be prepared to submit copies of appropriate permits, approvals, invoices and receipts if requested. THIS POLICY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME and is reviewed periodically to ensure that it is achieving the goals of WPB SSA #33.
The due date for the completion of your Post-Event Report will be determined along with the awarded amount and stated in the letter received with your initial funding. (This date is typically 30 days after the end of your program, but may vary.)
The Post-Event Report includes:• Samples of marketing materials, particularly those with reference to WPB SSA #33• Final attendance totals• Description of goals attained; measurements • Description of the successes of the event as well as the challenges, and how improvements can be made for subsequent events • Final budget numbers