SBIF Lottery

When more requests are received in a SBIF district application period than funds available, the City of Chicago holds a lottery, facilitated by SomerCor, to determine the order that applications will be processed. This lottery is conducted over video call so applicants can watch the process.

    • All applications received for a district’s open period are included in the lottery and randomly assigned a number.* 
    • The SBIF team will start processing these applications in this random order until all available grant funds have been allocated.
    • Once all the available funding has been assigned, the remaining applications in the lottery are placed on a waiting list according to the order in which they were drawn.
    • If additional funding becomes available, the remaining applications will be processed in order from the waiting list.
    • This waiting list is active for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date of the lottery. Only once every application has been processed or the waiting list expires, will new applications be accepted for that SBIF district.

After each lottery, results will be posted on the SomerCor website by the following business day. A SomerCor representative will contact you within 2-3 weeks of the lottery to notify you if we are able to start processing your application or if your application has been put on the waitlist.

Please be advised that any work commenced prior to approval will not be eligible for grant funding.

*Please note that applicants for a property located in an INVEST South/West Corridor or SBIF Target Corridor, shall be given priority in the lottery order.

Location

Lottery Date

Link to Results

Greater Southwest Industrial (East) May 11, 2022 Link to PDF
South Chicago May 11, 2022 Link to PDF
Addison South April 13, 2022 Link to PDF
Lawrence/Kedzie April 13, 2022 Link to PDF
Western Rock Island April 13, 2022 Link to PDF
24th/Michigan March 10, 2022 Link to PDF
Clark/Montrose March 10, 2022 Link to PDF
Devon/Western March 10, 2022 Link to PDF
Humboldt Park March 10, 2022 Link to PDF
Jefferson Park February 9, 2022 Link to PDF
Portage Park February 9, 2022 Link to PDF
67th/Wentworth January 12, 2022 Link to PDF
79th/Southwest Hwy January 12, 2022 Link to PDF
87th/Cottage Grove January 12, 2022 Link to PDF
Avalon Park/South Shore January 12, 2022 Link to PDF
Avondale December 8, 2021 Link to PDF
Madison/Austin December 8, 2021 Link to PDF
47th/Halsted November 10, 2021 Link to PDF
79th Street Corridor November 10, 2021 Link to PDF
Stockyards SEQ November 10, 2021 Link to PDF
Touhy/Western November 10, 2021 Link to PDF
Western Ave (North) November 10, 2021 Link to PDF
95th/Western October 13, 2021 Link to PDF
111th/Kedzie October 13, 2021 Link to PDF
Austin Commercial October 13, 2021 Link to PDF
Lawrence/Broadway October 13, 2021 Link to PDF
63rd/Pulaski September 9, 2021 Link to PDF
Division/Homan September 9, 2021 Link to PDF
Fullerton/Milwaukee September 9, 2021 Link to PDF
West Irving Park September 9, 2021 Link to PDF
47th/King August 13, 2021 Link to PDF
53rd Street August 13, 2021 Link to PDF
63rd/Ashland July 14, 2021 Link to PDF
Archer/Central July 14, 2021 Link to PDF
Devon/Sheridan July 14, 2021 Link to PDF
Western Avenue (South) July 14, 2021 Link to PDF
51st/Archer June 9, 2021 Link to PDF
107th/Halsted June 9, 2021 Link to PDF
Stevenson Brighton June 9, 2021 Link to PDF
Archer/Western May 12, 2021 Link to PDF
Jefferson Park May 12, 2021 Link to PDF
Michigan/Cermak May 12, 2021 Link to PDF
Portage Park May 12, 2021 Link to PDF
Roseland/Michigan May 12, 2021 Link to PDF
Belmont/Central April 14, 2021 Link to PDF
North Branch South April 14, 2021 Link to PDF
Northwest Industrial Corridor April 14, 2021 Link to PDF
Ogden Pulaski April 14, 2021 Link to PDF
Stony Island Burnside April 14, 2021 Link to PDF
35th/Halsted March 12, 2021 Link to PDF
71st/Stony Island March 12, 2021 Link to PDF
Commercial Ave March 12, 2021 Link to PDF
West Woodlawn March 12, 2021 Link to PDF
Woodlawn March 12, 2021 Link to PDF
Kinzie Industrial February 19, 2021 Link to PDF
Peterson Pulaski February 19, 2021 Link to PDF
Pilsen Industrial Corridor February 19, 2021 Link to PDF
Roosevelt Cicero February 19, 2021 Link to PDF