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June 26th, 2021 -
Summer Fun Guide & Networking Opportunities: Golf & Horse Racing -Grant Programs: One for Training Veterans, One for Community Infrastructure, One to Adopt a Landmark -
Real Estate & A Rumor -
Conference Call Tomorrow - June 22nd...
$500,000 Funding Competition to
Provide Procurement Training to Veterans 

The U.S. Government is the single largest purchaser of goods and services globally.  The SBA recently announced a competition for non-profit organizations and private sector firms to vie for up to $500,000 to deliver federal procurement training to veterans and service-disabled veterans. Two organizations will be selected to educate veterans or service-disabled veterans intending to pursue or already engaged in federal procurement. To learn more about SB-OVVT-21-001, click here.
Quaff Some Local Brew - 33 of Chicago's Best Breweries & Tap Rooms
Alfresco Dining - 24 Outdoor Eateries from Downtown to the Neighborhoods
Ice Cream - From a Cone to a Creation - Life Can Be a Beach - 21 of them
Escaping - Hiking - Biking - Driving - Chicago's 22 Green & Gorgeous Parks
Real Estate - In Real Time & Rumored
The Chicago Community Development Commission approved a ground lease for the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago at 4433 W. Chicago Avenue. It's located within the 30-acre site of the City's Joint Public Safety Training Academy - Chicago's new state-of-the-art faciltiy to train both new and current police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

Read more about the proposed Boys & Girls Club
Read more about the City of Chicago's Joint Public Safety Training Academy
Where Will All Those Cars Go?
Is It Just a Grapevine Rumor? Per a Facebook post from a local neighborhood group - Nobel Neighbors - Amazon is interested in a plot of land at Division Street & Kostner Avenue. Click here for an enlarged aerial view of the area.
$10M Chicago Works Community Challenge

Chicago Works Community Challenge is a $10M community investment initiative, to providing up to $1.5M for infrastructure investments in each of Chicago's seven planning districts. Proposals are subject to community engagement and an evaluation process based on feasibility, design, community input, and impact.

Projects must be residentially zoned City-owned vacant lots or facilities operated by Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, or Chicago Public Library, and will be prescreened to confirm the proposed land or facility is eligible to receive funding under Chicago Works Capital Plan guidelines.
Click here for a directory of City-owned properties.
Click here for more information and the application.
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) recently opened a Citywide Adopt-a-Landmark Fund for applications. Owners of designated Chicago Landmarks are eligible to apply for grant assistance to rehabilitate their building. More than $6 million in grant funding is available.
Click here for information andto apply
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