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Page last updated on April 12, 2022 at 3:22 pm

Economic Independence Scholarship                     

For residents who have lived in the Zone for at least 12 months. Up to $750/semester for 2 semesters.

  • Residents who have lived in the Zone for at least 12 months may apply for a scholarship to attend post-secondary classes to further their personal economic independence. Check your address here.
  • The scholarship can be applied to any course (college, trade school, or other special training) that advances the applicant's skills as a member of the workforce.
  • The BUEA will pay for two classes, including textbooks, or up to $750.00 a semester, whichever is less, up to a lifetime maximum of $1,500.00 in educational assistance.
  • Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be received at least one month prior to the start of the class(es) being paid for with the scholarship.



The Mill Day Pass Program

For residents who live in the Zone. Up to 1 day pass per month through 12-31-22 to work at the Mill—Bloomington's center for coworking and entrepreneurship, located at 642 N. Madison St. (Just north of City Hall and across from Upland Brewing).  Register for the program here.


Employee Wage Deduction                                                

Residents who both live and work in the Zone are eligible for state income tax deductions

                                                                                 Qualified Employee Deduction Certificate (IT-40QEC) Form