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BIG Program

Mundelein’s $100,000 Business Incentive Grant (BIG) Program

An investment in the businesses that call Mundelein “home” is an investment in the economic growth, prosperity, and overall quality-of-life of the entire community. To help revitalize Mundelein, the Village has established a $100,000 Business Incentive Grant (BIG) Program to help business owners improve and beautify their property. All business properties in the Village are eligible to apply for grant funds.

$100,000 is a Very BIG Deal.

The Mundelein Village Board of Trustees has budgeted $100,000 for business and property owners to use to improve Mundelein’s business climate and the overall look of our community.
This BIG program gives businesses the opportunity to partner with the Village for matching funds. It’s a Win for Business…a Win for Mundelein!

The BIG Idea

Mundelein’s BIG Program provides matching funds to enhance and/or beautify businesses in the Village. All work and participation in the program must be pre-approved by the Village. This is an incentive program for ongoing community revitalization. The intent is to promote a healthy business environment and increase the overall aesthetic experience in the Village of Mundelein.

Business and property owners also can qualify for grant funds to replace signage and to replace existing non-conforming signs in order to ensure signage is in compliance with Mundelein’s new Sign Code. Grant funds also can be used to make improvements to the facade and exterior appearance of existing buildings.

The BIG Program at a Glance

  • $100,000 available to business and property owners to invest in their businesses.
  • Under the program, the Village will reimburse owners up to 50% of the cost of making eligible exterior and some interior improvements to their property, up to a maximum grant amount (currently the maximum grant amount from the Village is $25,000).
  • The BIG program is set-up as a matching grant program.
  • Village of Mundelein wants to do its part in helping business owners aesthetically improve their business.
  • Interior and Exterior Improvements are eligible.
  • Some sign replacements qualify for grant funding if the funds will help to bring signs in.

Learn More

For any questions regarding Mundelein's Business Incentive Grant Program, please feel free to call and ask the Village. The key contact person for additional BIG program information is Amanda Orenchuk, Director of Community Development, and she can be reached at (847)949-3282.