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Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits to
Address the Needs of Local Residents

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City of Bloomington Common Council - Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee

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04/02/21 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Indiana nonprofit social services organizations to address the needs of local residents in eligible locations. Priority will be given to proposals for projects that will have a long-term positive impact on the community. Eligible programs must primarily benefit the residents of Bloomington.

To be eligible for funding, a project must meet the following criteria:

  1. The program should address a previously-identified priority for social services funds. Such priorities include funds for basic services (food, shelter, or healthcare) or other services to City residents who are: low-moderate income, under 18 years old, elderly, affected with a disability or are otherwise disadvantaged.
  2. The funds should provide a one-time investment that, through matching funds or other fiscal leveraging, make a significant contribution to the program. This restriction is intended to encourage innovative projects and to allow the funds to address changing community circumstances. However, the Committee excepts the following from the one-time funding rule:
    • Pilot projects
    • Projects that need bridge funding – when an agency demonstrates that an existing program has suffered a significant loss of funding and requires “bridge” funds in order to continue for the current year; or
    • Collaborative projects
    • Continued Allowance for General Operational Funds: Please note that the Committee recognizes the growing need for operational funds that do not fit one of the aforementioned exceptions.  For that reason, this year -- in addition to accepting applications for operational funds for pilot, bridge, or collaborative programs -- the Committee is again accepting applications for operational funds that do not meet one of the exceptions to the one-time funding rule. However, know that preference will still be given to initiatives that are one-time investments. Know further that this allowance is specific to the 2021 funding cycle; the Committee may not offer this allowance in 2022. 
  3. Leverage Matching Funds or Other Fiscal Mechanisms
  4. This investment in the program should lead to broad and long-lasting benefits to the community.

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GrantWatch ID#: 183498

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The application must request a minimum of $1,000.

Term of Contract:

In order to avoid having the City unnecessarily encumber funds, agencies should plan to expend and verify these grants before December of the year the grant is awarded, unless specifically approved in the funding agreement or granted an extension by the Director of HAND.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Bloomington Common Council’s Jack Hopkins Social Services Committee invites social service agencies serving the needs of City of Bloomington residents to apply for 2021 grant funding. The applicant must be a 501(c)(3), or be sponsored by one.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical Assistance for Applicants: March 18th (Thursday, 4:00 pm)

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Pre-Application Information:

Timeline for the 2021 Jack Hopkins Funding Cycle:
- March 18th: Technical Assistance for Applicants
- April 2nd: Applications Due (Friday, must be received no later than 4:00 pm)
- April 20th: Committee Application Review Meeting (Tuesday, 6:00pm)
- April 29th: Agency Presentations (Thursday, 5:30pm)
- May 11th: Committee Pre-Allocation Meeting (Tuesday, 6:00pm)
- May 18th: Committee Allocation Hearing (Tuesday, 6:00pm)
- May 27th: Committee Debriefing Meeting (Thursday, 6:00pm)
- Early June: Agencies Sign Funding Agreements
- June 16th: Council Action on Committee Recommendations (Wednesday, 6:30pm)
- June 22nd: HAND Technical Assistance for Grantees (Tuesday, 9:00am)

Per Executive Orders issued by the Governor, meetings will be conducted electronically until further notice. Zoom links for each meeting will be posted to the Jack Hopkins Committee website at least a week before the scheduled meeting.

Note that if you are submitting a collaborative application, you may submit two applications – an individual application on behalf of your agency and another as part of your collaborative proposal.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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While electronic submissions are strongly encouraged, applicants may also deliver or mail their applications to the Council Office: Suite 110, 401 N. Morton

For questions, email the Council Office at or Cody Toothman in the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department at

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