Grant Programs

The Village of Lombard offers several grant programs which benefit homeowners, businesses and area schools.

Backyard Drainage Grant
The Backyard Drainage Grant was created to help residents who experience severe yard flooding.  This grant is available to homeowners who: have flooding that remains for 72 hours or longer which effects at least two contiguous properties.  Through this program the Village will reimburse residents for 50% of the cost, up to a maximum of $5,000 to install a backyard drainage system.

Clear Water Disconnect
The purpose of the Clear Water Disconnect Grant Program is to assist homeowners in complying with Section 50.026 of the Village Code, which prohibits certain types of clear water connections (such as downspouts and sump pumps) to sanitary and combined sewers. Grants will be offered to homeowners who have been notified by the Village to disconnect clear water sources from sanitary and combined sewers, residents wishing to make the disconnection due to historic flood events and residents obtaining a building permit for specific work as defined in the Clear Water Disconnect Program pamphlet further defined in this pamphlet. Application

Compost Bin Grant
The Compost Bin Grant is a reimbursement program available to residents for the purchase of residential compost bins.  The Village will reimburse a maximum of $80 for the purchase of one (1) bin.  Composting not only reduces your refuse output, but is excellent for the garden!  Click here if you're not sure what compost is.

Downtown Grants
The Village of Lombard administers several programs that provide financial assistance for businesses and projects within the downtown area.  Please click here for further information.

Hotel/Motel Tax Grant
The Hotel/Motel Tax Grant is intended to assist local organizations with events and projects that will generate tourism and overnight stays in Lombard.  Funding for these grants is generated by hotel/motel tax dollars.

Overhead Sewer Grant
The Overhead Sewer Grant program is available to assist homeowners who experience chronic sewer back ups. Through this program the Village will pay up to $5,000.00 of the cost to install an overhead sewer. The applicant will pay for the first 25% of the cost; the Village will pay the remaining costs up to a maximum of $5,000.00.  Any costs above the sum total will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Rain Barrel Grant
The Rain Barrel Grant program was created to encourage residents to conserve water.  Through this program the Village will reimburse residents a maximum of $40 per barrel for the purchase of one (1) rain barrel.  Rain barrels are excellent for outdoor watering use and at the same time allow residents to save on their water bill!  If you are unsure how to set up a rain barrel a video by the Conservation Foundation at shows how to install them.