CBCfinThe Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)’s 2023 Scholarships applications are now open!

For more than four decades, the CBCF in partnership with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving African American or Black students. Each year, more than 300 scholarships are awarded to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree.

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The Chicago Urban League scholarship applications are open through Feb. 28. Visit chiul.org/scholarships for more information.



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ChiBlockBuilder is Chicago’s new program to encourage the purchase and redevelopment of City-owned vacant land in line with community priorities. Potential uses for City-owned land include side yards for adjacent neighbors, community open spaces such as gardens or plazas, housing developments, and commercial developments. Through an online portal and universal application, ChiBlockBuilder streamlines the sale of City-owned vacant land to residents, community groups, non-profit organizations and developers.

Visit Chicago.gov/BlockBuilder to view an interactive map of available properties and to start an application. Need assistance? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 312.935.1030


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sidwalkThe Chicago Department of Transportation will open the 2023 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program to new applicants on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. Applications will be open until 10:00 pm that day.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program provides homeowners the opportunity to repair the sidewalk in front of their home for a significantly reduced cost from what a private contractor would charge. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may qualify for a further discounted rate.

Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of participants is based on the availability of funds. The program typically reaches capacity quickly, so you are encouraged to apply early. Please note that if you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2023 if you wish to be considered for the 2023 program. Applications will only be accepted through the City’s 311 system by calling 311, through the City’s service request website https://311.chicago.gov, or through the free CHI311 mobile apps on iOS Apple and Android. The property owner’s contact information and the property address are required at the time of request.

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