Grants

The Village of Lombard offers several reimbursement programs which benefit homeowners and businesses. Please select an option below for more information.

  1. Local Tourism Grant
  2. Backyard Drainage
  3. Clear Water Disconnect
  4. Compost Bin
  5. Downtown Grant
  6. Lead Water Line Replacement
  7. Overhead Sewer
  8. Rain Barrel

About the Local Tourism Grant Program

The Local Tourism, or Hotel/Motel Tax Grant Program was developed by the Village through the Community Promotion and Tourism Committee, and is intended to assist local organizations with funding for local programs and events that promote tourism and conventions within, or otherwise attract overnight nonresident visitors to the Village of Lombard. Funding for these grants is generated by hotel/motel tax dollars. The goal of the Local Tourism Grant program is to positively impact the vitality of Lombard by contributing to the local economy through increased hotel occupancy, visitor travel and local expenditures. 

Seeking Applicants for 2020 Local Tourism Grants

The Village of Lombard is currently seeking grant applications for local programs and events that support tourism and promote the Village as a destination to nonresident visitors. Interested first time applicants to the Local Tourism Grant Program are encouraged to submit an application for Local Tourism Grant funds to the Village by Dec. 2, 2019. 

Who should apply?
Applicants must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a clearly defined festival, program or convention that attracts overnight visitor stays in Lombard hotels. The purpose of the grant program is to provide support for local tourism programs, attractions and events to enhance the marketing of the Village of Lombard to visitors. Groups applying for grant funds are encouraged to purchase all goods and services used for the event from businesses located in Lombard.

Applicants to the Local Tourism Grant Program must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a clearly defined festival, program or event that promotes tourism and conventions within, or otherwise attracts overnight nonresident visitors to the Village of Lombard.

First Time Applicants
First time applicants must attend a grant-seekers workshop to receive assistance and guidance with their initial grant application. For more information on the grant program or to schedule a grant-seekers workshop, contact Assistant Village Manager Nicole Aranas at aranasn@villageoflombard.org.

Deadline for submission:  Applications must be received on or before December 2, 2019

Returning Applicants
Grant awards for returning programs will be made once a year. To be considered for funding in 2020, applicants for programs which previously received Village funding must apply by December 2, 2019.

Review Criteria
All events must show the potential to generate overnight hotel stays and should include Village hotel(s) in their promotion.  Applications will be assessed based upon criteria including, but not limited to the following:

  • Ability of the event to attract overnight visitors in past years.
  • Ability of the event to grow over two or more years.
  • Food, beverage and retail expenditures by out of market visitors and the extent to which the event provides economic opportunities for Lombard businesses. 
  • Ability of the event to project a positive image of the Village of Lombard and to increase the visibility of Lombard tourism, attractions, and events.

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