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This very popular grant program allows neighborhood groups to apply for funding for non-traditional projects in their neighborhoods. Past projects include neighborhood signs, restoration of historic sidewalks, playground equipment, and landscaping. Please download the following forms from the Neighborhood Grants Applications and Forms directory to learn more:

Funding Round for 2020 Neighborhood Improvement Grants

Informational Meeting 

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00 p.m. John Hooker Room in City Hall in the Showers Building

Letter of Intent

  • Monday, February 17th, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. 

Technical Assistance Meeting

Schedule with each participating neighborhood

Applications Due

  • Monday, March 23, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Presentations

  • Monday, April 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Due to statewide stay-at-home orders, this will be a virtual meeting of the Neighborhood Grant Council. Neighborhood presentations this year will be replaced with written responses to Councilor's questions.


If your organization is interested in applying for a Neighborhood Improvement Grant, contact Angela Van Rooy at or (812) 349-3505  


2020 Neighborhood Improvement Grants Awarded

At its May 4, 2020 meeting the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved the following Neighborhood Improvement Grant funding, for a total of $14,800.74:


$4,532.74 to the Bloomington Housing Authority Residents' Council for “Community Engagement and Back-to-School Resource Fair”

$3,488.00 to the Park Ridge East Neighborhood Association for “Creekside Gardens and Paths—Park Ridge East Park Restoration Phase 2”

$6,780.00 the the Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association for “Rose Hill Cemetery Improvements 2020”


Special THANKS to Neighborhood Improvement Grant Council members for their service:


Roy Aten, Planning and Transportation Department

Cindy Kinnarney, Redevelopment Commission

Nate Nickel, Public Works Department

Linda Woods, Eastern Heights Neighborhood Association

Sharon Yarber, Matlock Heights Neighborhood Association