Community Grant Program

The Iowa City Area Community Grant Program was established to support events that are open to the general public. Funds are available to further develop events that improve the quality of life for residents of the Iowa City area and have the potential to attract visitors to the area or to enhance a visitor’s experience. Potential grant projects can be cultural, educational, literary, recreational or artistic. Each recipient may be awarded up to $5,000 for an approved event or project, following a July 1 - June 30 funding cycle with applications due in April of each year. 

The application for the FY20 Grant Awards is now available here. Funding is for projects and expenditures that occur between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 only. Applications must be submitted by noon on April 15, 2019. Please email Monica Nieves for more information or questions about the program.

2018 - 2019 Grant Recipient Events

  • Coralville 4th Fest
  • Flyover Fest
  • Shakespeare Festival in City Park
  • International Russian Guitar Festival
  • Iowa Arts Festival
  • Iowa City Book Festival
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival
  • Iowa City LibCon
  • Mission Creek Festival
  • North Liberty Blues & BBQ
  • Beat the Bitter
  • Witching Hour Festival