The Center for Human Services receives grant award from the City of Bloomington.
The city grants will go to YWCA McLean County, Project Oz, the Salvation Army, Home Sweet Home Ministries, and the McLean County Center for Human Services. The city has yet to award another $150,000 for socioeconomic support. Some applications remain under review.
“The city council’s thoughtful approach in allocating the ARPA funding has allowed the City of Bloomington to assist local nonprofits that make an impact within our community,” said City Manager Tim Gleason. “These organizations will receive critical funding needed to provide social services to those affected most by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Project Oz will use a $250,000 grant on its Youth Education and Support Center. The $250,000 YWCA award goes to expand its Stepping Stones rape crisis program. Home Sweet Home will bolster its rapid re-housing program with $150,000. Another $150,000 goes to integrated social services at the Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter, operated by Salvation Army. And the Center for Human Services will make $150,000 in facilities improvements.