Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) Program
The ETOD program will provide funding and technical assistance to support community-led equitable development near transit.
The City’s ETOD vision is that every Chicagoan should be able to live in a healthy, walkable, vibrant community connected to transit and all its benefits. The ETOD program will advance this vision by providing early predevelopment funding as well as larger capital investments to community-led projects selected through an open application process. The program will also provide technical assistance and concierge-type services to these community projects to support them in navigating city processes, accessing other funding or program opportunities, support community engagement and marketing or communications efforts, and more. Available grant funding consists of both equity-focused micro-grants as well as larger capital investments to be awarded over the course of 3 years and matched with technical assistance.