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WGLT's reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, which began in McLean County in March 2020.

City Of Bloomington Launches COVID-19 Direct Aid Program

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The City of Bloomington has launched a direct aid program to help qualifying residents cover rent, mortgage, utilities, health care expenses, and childcare.

Bloomington residents facing financial strain beacuse of COVID-19 now have another place to turn for help.

The City of Bloomington has launched a direct aid program to help qualifying residents cover rent, mortgage, utilities, health care expenses, and childcare. Maximum assistance is $1,000 per month or $3,000 total, whichever is less. The aid can also be combined with Housing Assistance Coalition funds.

Eligible applicants must reside in Bloomington and have a documented crisis related to COVID-19 occurring on or after March 17.

Applications are now available on the city's website.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant. In addition to its annual funding allocation, the city received supplemental funding to address emergent needs arising from the pandemic.

A similar aid program for Bloomington businesses is expected to launch in mid-July.

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Ryan Denham is the content director for WGLT and WCBU.
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