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

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
119th & Halsted December 8, 2020 Link to PDF
Humboldt Park October 8, 2020 Link to PDF
Lawrence/Pulaski October 8, 2020 Link to PDF
63rd/Ashland September 17, 2020 Link to PDF
Madison/Austin September 17, 2020 Link to PDF
Midwest September 17, 2020 Link to PDF
Ogden/Pulaski September 17, 2020 Link to PDF
47th/Ashland August 27, 2020 Link to PDF
79th St Corridor August 27, 2020 Link to PDF
79th/Southwest Highway August 27, 2020 Link to PDF
87th/Cottage Grove August 27, 2020 Link to PDF
Commercial Avenue August 27, 2020 Link to PDF
Western Avenue North August 19, 2020 Link to PDF
Addison South April 24, 2020 Link to PDF