BLN Community Grant Program

Map of Business Leadership Network Community Grant locations from 2016-2022.

The UI College of Public Health’s Business Leadership Network (BLN) Community Grant Program supports programs and activities that build collaborations and support community well-being.

The purpose of the BLN Community Grant is to foster collaboration in Iowa communities in addressing areas of identified community health or public health need. The intent is also to begin or strengthen partnerships with business and industry and to link with the University of Iowa College of Public Health experts and resources in appropriate topical issues.

“Collaboration with community partners is one of the college’s core values,” says Edith Parker, dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health. “We’re pleased that these grants will help support a variety of programs focused on improving health and well-being in communities across Iowa.”

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations and local government entities in communities that are located within the state of Iowa. The grant program funds, in conjunction with an equal cash or in-kind match from another organization, will be used for public health-related initiatives and projects in the recipient communities.

Support for the community grant program is provided by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

2022 Grant Awards

The following four recipients received cash grant awards of up to $3,000:

  • Clinton County Agricultural Extension District, DeWitt
  • Crescent Community Health Center, Dubuque
  • Monroe County Public Health, Albia
  • University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Cedar Falls

Learn more about the 2022 projects.

View previous grant recipients:

2021 recipients

2020 recipients

2019 recipients

2018 recipients

2017 recipients

2016 recipients

Download a brochure on the BLN community grant program:

BLN Community Grant Program Brochure cover

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