The City of Bloomington and Monroe County have made Food & Beverage Tax funds available to small businesses and organizations for COVID-19 relief.

City of Bloomington

The purpose of the Rapid Response Fund is to assist Bloomington-based businesses and nonprofits with short term funding support during the COVID-19.

More information and application can be found here: Rapid Response Fund

Monroe County

Monroe County is accepting applications from locally-owned businesses located outside the City of Bloomington that need support in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The county has allocated $200,000 from its share of Food & Beverage Tax revenues for this purpose. The expenditure of Food and Beverage tax dollars can only be made to support tourism.

Application: Monroe County COVID-19 Relief Application

More information about the U.S. CARES Act resources:
How U.S. Tourism Businesses Can Access SBA Coronavirus Emergency Funds