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 applications for the FY22 were due by April 15, 2021. 

2019 - 2020 Grant Recipient Events

  • Beat the Bitter
  • Coralville 4th Fest
  • Field to Family Local Food Festival
  • International Russian Guitar Festival
  • Iowa City Book Festival
  • Iowa City Latino Festival
  • Mission Creek Festival


  • MusicIC
  • North Liberty Blues & BBQ
  • Open Gardens Weekend
  • Open Heartland Celebration
  • Riverfront Crossings Opening Celebration
  • Summer of the Arts Festivals
  • Witching Hour Festival