2014 COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Tim Mayer (Chair), Mike Gentile, Darryl Neher, Andy Ruff, Susan Sanberg, Linda Sievers and Marty Spechler.

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Since the inception of the Jack Hopkins Social Services funding program in 1993, the Bloomington Common Council and Mayor have provided over $3.14 million in one-time funding to social services agencies for projects that have made a difference in the lives of City residents in need.

The Committee is composed of five members of the Common Council and two members representing City entities.

To be eligible for funding, a project must meet the following criteria:

  1. The program should address a previously-identified priority for social services funds (as indicated in the Service Community Assessment of Needs (SCAN), the City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department's Consolidated Plan, or other community-wide survey of social service needs). Such priorities include funds for basic services (food, shelter or healthcare) or other services to City residents who are: low-moderate income, under 18 years old, elderly, affected with a disability or are otherwise disadvantaged; and
  2. The funds should provide a one-time investment that, through matching funds or other fiscal leveraging, make a significant contribution to the program; and
  3. This investment in the program should lead to broad and long-lasting benefits to the community.

Elaboration of Criteria -- 2014 Update (PDF 27.12 KB)


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