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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Since the inception of the Jack Hopkins Social Services funding program in 1993, the Bloomington Common Council and Mayor have provided over $3.66 million in one-time funding to social services agencies for projects that have made a difference in the lives of City residents in need.


View an Example of a Model Application (PDF)

History of Funding: 1993-2016 (PDF)

About the Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee


Next Steps

  • Invited Agencies to Present to the Committee on 04 May, 5:30pm, Council Chambers (invited agency attendance mandatory)
  • Committee holds pre-allocation meeting on 16 May, 5:30pm (attendance not mandatory)
  • Committee holds allocation hearing on 18 May, 5pm (attendance not mandatory)
  • Common Council acts on recommendations on 14 June, 6:30pm
  • HAND Department holds technical assistance meeting for funded agencies, 20 June, 8:30am, McCloskey Room.

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.