Greater Chicago Together

American Rescue Plan Act Grant Hub

Facilitated by

City of Chicago

Cook County

State of Illinois

On Friday, February 4, 2022, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois convened a joint summit to inform community organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses about what it takes to be ready to apply for grants and contracts funded by ARPA and other economic recovery funding streams. Visit the summit page to download recordings of the entire summit and download the presentations.

Greater Chicago Together is a central hub for local organizations and small businesses in Chicagoland and Cook County to learn about and connect to grant opportunities available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), President Biden’s plan to provide direct relief to Americans, contain COVID-19 and rescue the economy. ARPA is a national pandemic recovery initiative designed to support local governments in addressing ongoing public health and economic challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. This unprecedented level of funding will be transformative for cities and municipalities throughout the country.

The State of Illinois, Cook County, and the City of Chicago have collaborated to promote an equitable, effective, and coordinated allocation and distribution process for ARPA funding. This website will serve as a hub for grant opportunities and some additional ARPA information in the areas of violence prevention, community health, economic development, transportation, environmental sustainability, and more.

Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago each have a separate set of grant funding opportunities available to local non-profits and businesses. This site will provide a general overview of the available grant opportunities and eligibility requirements. To learn more about individual grants, click here.

To learn more about Chicago’s plans for ARPA funds, visit

To learn more about Cook County’s plans for ARPA funds, visit

To learn more about the State of Illinois’ plans for ARPA funds, visit