BLN Community Grant Program

Map of Business Leadership Network Community Grant locations from 2016-2023.

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.

“We are pleased to be supporting these local projects developed to improve community health,” says Edith Parker, dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health. “This grant program demonstrates the strength of partnerships among the university, local businesses, and organizations to improve the well-being of Iowans.”

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.

2023 Grant Awards

The following five recipients will receive cash grant awards of up to $3,000:

  • Greater Regional Health, Creston
  • Manning Regional Healthcare Center, Manning
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Waterloo
  • One Eighty, Davenport
  • Tipton Community School District, Tipton

Learn more about the 2023 projects.

View previous BLN Community Grant Program recipients:

2022 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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