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In 2021 HAND is offering a two types of Small & Simple Grants

The NEW  Small & Simple Grant to Control Invasive Plant Species (SSCIPS)

  • This is a pilot program that will allow for HAND grant monies to be used to fund improvements on private property with the explicit purpose of supporting neighborhood-wide initiatives to remove invasive species and replace them with native plants. This includes, but is not limited to, the purchase of tools and supplies or rental of equipment to help remove invasive species, as well as the purchase of native plants to plant in areas where invasive species have been removed.

 

The traditional Small & Simple Grant (SS) that covers all other categories

  • This grant provides community building opportunities that might not otherwise be available. Possible uses for Small & Simple Grants include, but are not limited to:

    • training sessions and educational workshops,
    • neighborhood newsletter mailings,
    • sustainability projects
    • physical improvements
    • special celebrations

All Small & Simple Grants have

  • an annual maximum of $500
  • do not require a neighborhood match
  • are available from January 4 through September 1, 2021

 

Small & Simple Grant to Control Invasive Plant Species (SSCIPS)

The 2021 Small & Simple Grant to Control Invasive Plant Species application form 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 will be asked to upload three files to your application; please have these completed and ready for upload before you begin to complete the form. You will need:

 

 

Please refer to these guidelines for complete information about the application process. 

 

 

Traditional Small & Simple Grant (SS)

The 2021 Small & Simple Grant application form 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 will be asked to upload three files to your application; please have these completed and ready for upload before you begin to complete the form. You will need:

 

 

Please refer to these guidelines for complete information about the application process. 

 

 

 

 

Are you having issues with flooding or poor drainage on your property?

You may be interested is applying for a Residential Stormwater Grant through the City of Bloomington Utilities Department. The program provides funding for single-family homes on private property to manage drainage/erosion concerns with green infrastructure projects such as rain gardens, dry creek beds, and more.

  • Public informational meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Applications due Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

 

For questions please contact: 

Kriste Lindberg

Residential Stormwater Grants Coordinator

stormwater@bloomington.in.gov

(812) 349-3617