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September 2021 News Releases

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Calling All High School Students for the Teen Roundtable

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth (CSCY) invites high school-aged students to participate in the 4th Annual Teen Roundtable Saturday, October 23 from 11 a.m to noon at the Monroe County Public Library and Sunday, October 24 from 1-2 p.m via Zoom. Eligible students include those enrolled at any public or private high school in Bloomington or Monroe County or those who are home-schooled. Registration may be made until October 9.

City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week

A City of Bloomington employee whose work station is at City Hall reported receiving a positive result of a COVID-19 viral test Wednesday, September 8.  The employee first started experiencing symptoms on Saturday, September 4.  The employee’s coworkers who were identified as close contacts have been notified.  No members of the public were placed at risk of exposure to COVID-19 by the employee in the course of their work.  
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$3.5 Million EDA Grant for Trades District Tech Center Advances Multi-Year Collaboration of City, BEDC, Regional and State Partners

First announced Friday, September 3, the US Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Bloomington a $3.5 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant to support the construction of the Trades District Technology Center. The City of Bloomington Redevelopment Commission (RDC) and the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) were co-applicants for the grant. Acting on behalf of the City, the RDC will match the federal investment with a $1.6 million pledge to the project. The EDA projects that the grant will create 530 jobs and generate $51 million in private investment in the region.