BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Common Council Jack Hopkins Committee will meet on Thursday, May 25, 2023, starting at 6:00 p.m.
This meeting will be held in the Allison Conference Room, Suite 225, at City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street, and may also be accessed electronically via Zoom using this link.
On the Agenda:
I. Brief Review of the 2023 Process
A. This year there were 48 applications (including four collaborative applications) with requests for funding totaling $964,877.13.
B. The Committee awarded $323,000 in funds to 32 agencies (including three collaborative projects).
II. Any suggested changes going forward?
A. Staff suggests:
i. Review of operational funding
- The Committee has allowed requests for operational funding on an unrestricted basis for two years now (2022-2023). From 2016-2021, the Committee allowed requests for operational funding that did not meet one of the typical exceptions (pilot projects, bridge funding, collaborative applications), but made this determination on a year-by-year basis.
- Operational breakdown to date: Year Operational Requests
Due to COVID-19, many applicants saw a significant drop in fundraising or an increase in need; some requests could be considered requests for bridge funding.
ii. Review of application form required in 2023
- Do any questions need to change in light of other adjustments the Committee recommends?
B. Committee suggestions to forward to the 2023 Committee?
III. Other matters
A. Resolution 23-xx – Council action on 14 June 2023
B. Committee Report – will need signatures from the majority of committee members