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Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association Funds School Programs

October 23, 2015
The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) awarded $33,050 to the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools (FMCCS) for the 2015-16 school year supporting MCCSC schools serving students in the Urban Enterprise Zone.

The technological and educational grants will go toward resources for Fairview, Templeton, Summit, Tri-North and the Bloomington Graduation School.
"The BUEA is now in our 13th year of providing school grant funds aimed at increasing the learning and future earning potential of school children in the Zone," said BUEA President Jack Baker. "This is an investment in the future and we're happy to be a partner with the school foundation to enhance their impact."

“The resources purchased with this grant will impact student learning and focus on literacy needs for the children,” said FMCCS Executive Director Cyrilla Helm. FMCCS’s goal is to enhance educational opportunities for children and better prepare studentsfor graduation and career readiness.

The complete list of grants are as follows:

Fairview Elementary – Units of Study Elementary Writing Grades 3-6: $2,377.00
Fairview Elementary – Math Manipulatives: $1,615.00
Summit Elementary – Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Program grade 5: $5,558.00
Summit & Fairview Elementary – Benchmark Assessment System: $1,756.00
Summit Elementary – Everyday Counts Calendar Math grades K-3: $5,716.00
Summit Elementary – Handwriting Without Tears Manipulatives: $720.00
Templeton Elementary – High Interest / Low Level Reading Books: $4,370.00
Fairview, Summit, and Templeton Elementary – Camp Emma Lou – Transportation: $490.00
Tri-North Middle School – Language Arts Curriculum: $4,890.00
Bloomington Graduation School – Fountas & Pinnell LLI (grades 6-12 kit): $5,558.00

About the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools

The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools (FMCCS) has been enhancing educational opportunities for the educators and students of the MCCSC since 1973. To learn more about the foundation visit

About the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association

The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association provides the means to improve the economic, physical and social environment for Zone residents and businesses and contributes to economic development efforts in Bloomington's urban core. The Enterprise Zone operates in accordance with Indiana State Code and offers a variety of programs to Zone businesses, including low interest loans for business rehabilitation and historical façade improvements, tax deductions and entrepreneurial assistance. In addition to technological and educational grants, BUEA offers scholarships to college or university students residing in the Zone to increase those students’ economic independence.For more information on BUEA’s programs and incentives, visit their website at or call 812.349.3418.