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Hello, below is a list of grants that may fit your community priorities. If you would like more information on a grant, contact Marla Quinn at Due dates and program purpose are subject to change - always refer to the program website for up-to-date information. 

Grant/Loan Program Program Purpose  Due Date
People for Bikes The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. Bike paths, lanes, trails, and bridges; Mountain bike facilities; Bike parks and pump tracks; BMX facilities; End-of-trip facilities such as bike racks, bike parking, bike repair stations and bike storage. LOI due 18-Jan-19
National Endowment for the Arts - Big Read NEA Big Read annually supports approximately 75 dynamic community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection. Organizations selected to participate in NEA Big Read receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, digital resources, and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement. 24-Jan-19
Foundation for the Future of Delaware County We award grants in the areas of Health and Human Services, Education, Neighborhoods and Community Development, the Environment, Children, Youth, and Families, and Arts and Culture, including historic preservation. Applicant must provide services in Delaware County. 31-Jan-19
Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economic (RISE) - Local Development projects Funding provided to assist in promoting economic development in Iowa through construction or improvements of roads and streets. Funding may be in the form of a grant, loan or combination thereof.  1-Feb-19
National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. 14-Feb-19
Paint Iowa Beautiful Funding provided to Iowa groups to purchase Diamond Vogel Paint for painting the exterior of community buildings.  15-Feb-19
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque - Community Impact Community Impact Grants aim to support capacity building efforts at nonprofits in the CFGD service area.  17-Feb-19
The Wellmark Foundation - Large MATCH The Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grant program is a challenge grant designed to bring other funders together to support larger community health projects needing potentially higher levels of funding or collaboration.  Supports nonprofit organizations and community groups that develop and implement sustainable projects that focus on active living and healthy nutrition. 22-Feb-19
Dubuque Racing Association The Dubuque Racing Association, Ltd. Hopes to support a broad range of not-for-profit organizations, which fall into these general categories: Education; Health and human services; Arts, culture, and recreation; Civic and community development; Promotion of dog, horse, or other livestock-breeding industries. Grants are typically due in late February. Check the website in January for 2019 information. Typically last Friday in February
Alliant Energy - Community Grant The Alliant Energy Foundation’s Community Grants are directed to programs and projects that benefit customers in Alliant Energy communities in Iowa and Wisconsin. We fund projects that fit into one of our three focus areas: Helping Families, Education and the Environment. 1-Mar-19
Alliant Energy - Hometown Safety Grant Hometown Safety Grants are awarded to organizations and projects that serve or protect the community. This includes police and fire departments, as well as schools, libraries and other public service organizations. 1-Mar-19
Yappers Grants Requests for funding through the YAPPERS grant process should clearly demonstrate how grant funds will:  be used to support costs of youth programs and projects; help meet basic human needs, combat violence, provide opportunities for youth, and/or raise awareness for issues that local youth are facing; help youth learn and develop necessary life skills; provide opportunities for youth to participate in the execution of the project or program (This may be accomplished through leadership and service activities);  specifically address at least one of the 5 Promises (Adult Relationships, Safe Environment, Healthy Lifestyle, Effective Education and Work Experience, Opportunities to Serve/Volunteer). 1-Mar-19
LincolnWay Community Foundation Grant LincolnWay Community Foundation assists in charitable projects and programs that contribute to the quality of life in rural Clinton County, Iowa. 1-Mar-19
Clinton County Community Development Association  From school children, to our community's elderly, and all those in between, the CCDA has been dedicated to providing support for projects that enhance the quality of life for our residents.  13-Mar-19
Land and Water Conservation Fund Federally-funded program that provides 50% matching funds for outdoor recreation area development and acquisition. Popular projects in recent years have included skate parks, playgrounds, new and renovated swimming pools, sport complexes, campgrounds and multipurpose trails.  15-Mar-19
Build With Bags This grant program was initiated to support “closing the plastic bag loop” by demonstrating how recycled plastic bags can be re-used in the manufacturing of outdoor furniture and equipment. Although there are a number of firms that provide recycled plastic content, furniture and equipment, the BWB program encourages grant recipients to use Iowa’s own Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls ( 30-Mar-19
Minnesota Twins Community
 Fund - Fields for Kids
The purpose of this program is to improve baseball and/or softball facilities for youth in the Upper Midwest and southwest Florida by supporting the renovation or construction of fields primarily used by youth. Please check back in January for 2019 grant information. March 2019?

Remember, ECIA staff can write grants and fundraise for your projects. Call 563-690-5703 today!

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