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

Applications are best submitted online, or by email if an online option is not provided. Otherwise, they may be placed in the white drop box in front of the Village Hall (next to the postal box) or delivered in person during office hours. Online and email are preferred to enable the quickest response. Note that a delay of up to a few days may be incurred for paper submittals depending on in-office staff availability.

  1. Local Tourism Grant
  2. Residential Drainage Program
  3. Rain Barrel
  4. Compost Bin
  5. Clear Water Disconnect
  6. Downtown Grant
  7. Lead Water Line Replacement
  8. Overhead Sewer
  9. Sandbag Materials
  10. Local Hotel Relief Grant

About the Local Tourism Grant Program

The Local Tourism 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 2024 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 Friday, December 15, 2023. 

Funding for the 2024 Local Tourism Grant Program is constrained. The grant committee may prioritize grant awards, adjust funding levels, or choose to fund a portion of any request based upon availability of funds.

Who should apply?

Applicants must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a clearly defined event, such as a festival, program, or convention, designed to bring overnight visitors to Lombard hotels. Eligible organizations must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Act as an active Illinois not-for-profit corporation in good standing with the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State.
  • Possess or have applied for tax-exempt nonprofit status under Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. §501(c)].
  • Demonstrate a documented history of at least two (2) years of continuous operation before applying.
  • Actively engage in planning and executing events that contribute to tourism and conventions in the Village of Lombard, drawing overnight nonresident visitors.

Ineligible organizations that have previously received Local Tourism Grant funding may still be considered for funding, either independently or in partnership with eligible organizations or previously approved events.

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.

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 Deputy Village Manager Nicole Aranas at

Returning Applicants
Grant awards for returning programs will be made once a year. To be considered for funding in 2024, applicants for programs which have previously received Village funding must apply by December 15, 2023.

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.

Downloadable Forms