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The City of Bloomington, Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) invites neighborhood groups to apply for the 2021 Neighborhood Cleanup Grant. A neighborhood cleanup is an effective way to work together to instill pride in your property as well as your community. 


Annually the HAND Department awards Neighborhood Cleanup Grants to eligible neighborhood groups through a competitive application process. A key factor in putting together a winning application is having enough volunteers and good communication within the neighborhood to make the event successful. To be eligible to apply your neighborhood must be located within the corporate boundaries of the City of Bloomington, and cannot have received a cleanup grant in either 2019 or 2020. Two Neighborhood Cleanup Grants will be awarded in 2021. 


The 2021 Neighborhood Cleanup Grant application is entirely electronic. You will need a Google account to submit the application. This allows you to upload files, receive a copy of your application, and edit your application after submission. Please read through the application in its entirety before beginning to fill out the electronic form. You must upload a completed Cleanup Volunteer Commitment Form with your application.


START with these guidelines for step-by-step instructions about the application process. 


If your organization is interested in applying for a Neighborhood Cleanup Grant and you need assistance with the application, please contact Angela Van Rooy at 812-349-3505 or


Neighborhood Cleanups may be held on one of the following Saturdays in 2021: 

  • May 1
  • May 15
  • May 22
  • June 5
  • June 12


2021 Neighborhood Cleanup Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021.