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Bloomington social service organizations affected by pandemic can apply for federal funding

<p>A view of downtown Bloomington from the 7th and Walnut Street Parking Garage. Bloomington-based social services that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for federal funds through the City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, according to a press release from the City of Bloomington.</p>

A view of downtown Bloomington from the 7th and Walnut Street Parking Garage. Bloomington-based social services that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for federal funds through the City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, according to a press release from the City of Bloomington.

Bloomington-based social services that have been affected by the pandemic can apply for federal funds through the City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department, according to a press release from the City of Bloomington.

Applications for funding are through the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and are available on the City’s website. Applications are due by email to hand@bloomington.in.gov by 4:00 p.m. July 2. 

HAND staff will be available to help applicants on Zoom June 22 and 23 from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m, which can be found on the City’s website.

There will be about $650,000 CARES Act Community Development Block Grant Program Special Program Funding, according to the release. HAND administers federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program.

HAND will make recommendations for applications to be funded to the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission at its public meeting on July 19. There will be an opportunity for public comment from July 21 to 26. Hand will submit its list of projects to be funded to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by Aug. 16 and chosen agencies may expect funding this fall.


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