Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives revitalizes underserved and distressed urban neighborhoods like Pullman, Bronzeville, and Englewood. CNI leverages resources through place-based strategies to drive economic activity and transform these communities into places where more people want to live, work, recreate and do business.


CNI is excited to announce Corridor Improvements, the next phase in the State of IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Rebuild Distressed Communities grant program, will begin accepting applications on April 5.

CNI and LISC are working with DCEO to help fund small businesses in commercial corridors affected by the civil unrest and will catalyze economic growth and new opportunities.

Illinois businesses and organizations can submit new grant applications from April 5 through June 7, 2021. For additional information about the program please click below.

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Million Dollars of Total Investment in Chicago's Neighborhoods

Total Jobs Created in 5 Years

Small Businesses Receiving $3.8 million in Microloans

Million in New Markets Tax Credit Loans to Community Facilities

Impacting Neighborhoods Throughout Chicago

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