BLN offers community grants

Published on December 5, 2019

The University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Business Leadership Network are excited to release the Community Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020. The College has an ongoing interest in collaborating with Iowa communities to meet the increasing needs for public health-related initiatives and projects.

Any nonprofit organization or local government entity within the state of Iowa is eligible to apply. For full details, download the RFP from the Business Leadership Network website.

If you or any potential applicants have questions, please direct them to Tara McKee,

At a glance, the following is contained in the RFP:

Topic areas: Include but are not limited to healthy lifestyles, population health, data accumulation, workplace safety/wellness, community needs assessment, children and youth issues, healthy aging, arts and health collaborations, and sustainability of multi-generational, livable communities.

Who is eligible: Nonprofit organizations and local government entities in the state of Iowa.

Funds available: Grant awards of up to $3,000 each will be made to applicants in communities within the state. Grants require a minimum 1:1 cash or in-kind match.

Time frame:

Issue Date November 12, 2019
Proposal Due Date January 15, 2020
Awards Announced February 17, 2020
Grant Project Timeframe March 1 – December 31, 2020