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Page last updated on November 14, 2023 at 3:17 pm

For more information, please contact

Marissa Parr-Scott, Special Projects Coordinator, Community and Family Resources, 812-349-3468


Organizations Invited to Apply for Downtown Outreach Grants

The City of Bloomington invites 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for City funding for projects that will improve the human condition of Bloomington residents who are unhoused or who are in jeopardy of becoming homeless. 


The 2024 Downtown Outreach Grants (DTO) application is available at


The City’s Community and Family Resources Department (CFRD) is responsible for the distribution and administration of this fund. In 2023, $320,660 has been distributed to local non-profit agencies, including Amethyst House, Beacon, Inc, Centerstone, Change for Sober Living, HealthNet, Indiana Recovery Alliance, Monroe County Humane Association, New Hope for Families, New Leaf New Life, Robin and Trisha's House, Sojourn House, and Wheeler Mission.


“Local non-profit organizations and the City are essential community partners in providing much-needed resources to our most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “Thanks to CFRD staff for their work to get these grant funds to organizations that make such a difference in the lives of our residents experiencing housing insecurity.”    


The deadline for the 2024 grants cycle is Monday, December 11, 2023 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced by December 22, 2023.


Questions regarding the grant process and completed applications should be directed to Marissa Parr-Scott at or 812-349-3430.