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Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Address the Basic Needs of Local Residents

Agency Type:

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

Conf. Date:

03/17/20

Deadline Date:

03/30/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Indiana nonprofit social services organizations in eligible regions for one-time programs that address the needs of local residents. Priority funding is intended to support basic social services, such as shelter, food, and health care, or other services to residents who are low-moderate income, under 18 years old, elderly, affected with a disability, or are otherwise disadvantaged. Eligible programs must primarily benefit the residents of Bloomington. Grant funding should lead to broad and long-lasting benefits to the community.

The funds should provide a one-time investment that 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.  This restriction discourages agencies from relying on these funds from year to year and from using these funds to cover on-going (or operational) costs, particularly those relating to personnel. 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

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, preference will still be given to initiatives that are one-time investments. 

For additional information about funding criteria, see: https://bloomington.in.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/Elaboration%20of%20Criteria%20-%202020%20-%20approved.pdf#page=1

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183498

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$311,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

Agencies must submit final claims no later than December 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Bloomington Common Council’s Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee invites social services agencies serving the needs of City of Bloomington residents to apply for 2020 grant funding.

The applicant must be a 501(c)(3), or be sponsored by one. In the event the applicant is sponsored by a 501(c)(3), the sponsoring agency must provide a letter acknowledging its fiscal relationship to the applicant. All new applicants are required to submit 501(c)(3) documentation.

The Committee will not accept applications from agencies two years in a row for the same operational expense.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Technical Assistance meeting for applicants will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Hooker Room (#245).

The Presentation of this meeting will be available after March 17.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due Monday, March 30, 2020, by 4:00 PM.

One application is allowed per agency, unless participating in a collaborative projects. Agencies that are submitting a collaborative application, may submit two applications – an individual application on behalf of the agency and another as part of the collaborative proposal. If submitting an application for a collaborative project, note that applicants must submit a MOU as part of their application.

Timeline:
- March 2, 2020: Solicitations issued and application made available
- March 17: Technical Assistance Meeting (Tuesday, 4:00pm)
- March 30: Applications due (Monday, no later than 4:00pm)
- April 20: Committee Application Review Meeting (Monday, 6:00pm)
- April 30: Agency Presentations (Thursday, 5:30pm)
- May 07: Committee Pre-Allocation Meeting (Thursday, 6:00pm)
- May 11: Committee Allocation Hearing (Monday, 6:00pm) (Agency attendance optional)
- Early June: Agencies sign funding agreements
- June 4: Committee Debriefing Meeting (Thursday, 6:00pm)
- June 17: Council Action on Committee recommendations (Wednesday, 6:30pm)
- June 23: HAND Technical Assistance Meeting for Grantees (Tuesday, 8:30am)

If you have any questions, you can contact the Council Office by phone or call Eric Sader in the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department.

The funds should provide a one-time investment that, through matching funds or other fiscal leveraging, make a significant contribution to the program.

Service Community Assessment of Needs: https://www.monroeunitedway.org/scan

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to council@bloomington.in.gov
with the subject “2020 JHSSF Application – [agency name]”

Or deliver or mail applications to the Council office at:
City of Bloomington Common Council
401 N. Morton St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

Eric Sader: 812.349.3577

Council Office: 812.349.3409

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