In 2008, The Monroe County Council established a fund from which to make grants to support various community projects. Resolution 2008-51 is the original resolution setting out the purposes and intent of this fund.
Areas for Support:
- Food, security, health, and shelter
- Climate Change
- Emergency shortages
- First responders
- Excellence in Government
The Community Services Grants Review Committee is composed of five members. Three are representatives from the County Council. Two citizen members are public appointments.
Selection Committee Members:
2012 Community Service Grants Awarded
At the December 27, 2012 meeting of the Monroe County Council the following grants were awarded for the 2012 year:
|Area 10 Agency on Aging
|Big Brothers Big Sisters
|Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington
|Community Kitchen of Monroe County, Inc
|First Book - Monroe County
|Futures Family Planning
|Girls Inc of Monroe County
|Grace Center, Inc.
|Hannah House Maternity Home
|Hoosier Hills Food Bank
|Interfaith Winter Shelter/First Christian Church
|Martha's House, Inc. Emergency Shelter
|Monroe County United Ministries
|Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
|New Hope Family Shelter, Inc.
|New Leaf New Life
|Planned Parenthood of Indiana
|Shalom Community Center
|Stepping Stones, Inc.
|Stone Belt Arc
|The Bloomington Project School
|Visually Impaired Preschool Services
The Committee received 34 applications with requests totaling almost $400,000.00. Committee members had $95,000 available to allocate. Awards this year focused on support for agencies providing food, shelter, health services and support for youth in the community.
- Programs must primarily serve Monroe County Residents
- Likelihood that the dollar amount sought will accomplish the stated goal of the proposal
- Leveraging of additional funds or assistance
- Support for operational expenses will be considered, but not given highest priority
Grant Application Cover Sheet
Previously Funded Projects
Please contact the County Council Office, 349-7312 or email Council Office if you have any questions.