The University of Iowa

Government Entity

Polk County Community Grants

Grants are offered in three areas.

Community Betterment Grant Program. Applications are accepted once a year between December 1 and February 28 and are in the range of $500 to $10,000. Community Development Grant Program. Applications are accepted once a year, between July 1 and August 31...
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Historical Resource Development Program

Apply for grant funding to help preserve, conserve, interpret, enhance, and educate the public about Iowa’s historical assets. The Historical Resource Development Program provides funding for documentary collections, historic preservation and museums.

Who: Nonprofits, Governments, Tribes...

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Applicants can access the previous year's guidelines and scoring rubrics on the Historical Resource Development Program's website. 

Think Iowa City

The city of Iowa City is working with Think Iowa City to administer a tourism and visitor recovery grant program to help spur local economic activity. A total of $125,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars and other funds are available through 2026 or until funds are exhausted. The...

Application Deadline 
Thursday, December 31, 2026

Iowa Arts Council

Iowa Arts & Culture Resilience Grants provide flexible support to Iowa’s arts, humanities and cultural nonprofit organizations to undertake activities that expand organizational capacity, increase financial stability, promote equity and inclusion, and enhance programmatic offerings.

Application Deadline 
Monday, May 3, 2021

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund

Offers information on federal CARES Act, IEDA Small Business Relief Grants, Iowa Business Tax Deferral, Targeted Small Business Sole Operator Fund, and other resources.

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Iowa Economic Development

To help public health professionals determine if a federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority can be of assistance.

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Follow link provided for details on submitting letters of application. 

U.S. Small Business Administration Coronavirus Relief Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, offers a number of new, temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak including the Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief.

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