Climate Action Grant for Businesses, Organizations and Students in Iowa

The City of Iowa City Climate Action Grant program is now open, making funding available for community-led climate action initiatives in order to inspire and promote public involvement.

Donor Name: City of Iowa City

State: Iowa

City: Iowa City

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 04/17/2023

Size of the Grant: up to $10,000


The Climate Action Grant program is designed to empower Iowa City students, businesses, and organizations to take climate action and lead fellow community members in supporting activities that promote:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Low or no-emissions transportation
  • Sustainable lifestyle choices
  • Climate preparedness and resilience

The goal of the grant project must align with the goals listed in Iowa City’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, be ready to implement, and able to be completed within 12 months or less. Grant funds cannot be used for operational costs such as rent or salaries. A maximum of 20% of funds may go towards administrative costs. Organizations may be awarded a grant twice within any three-year period.

Funding Information

Successful project proposals must focus on climate action goals in Iowa City and be accomplished by June 30, 2024. Businesses and organizations are eligible for grants up to $10,000 and students in grades 5-12 are eligible for grants up to $500. A total of $60,000 is reserved for this program and will be available beginning July 1, 2023.

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations or groups applying must be principally and physically located in Iowa City. Any applicant or partnering group located outside of Iowa City must demonstrate that the population or area served will primarily be people or places within Iowa City. Eligible applicants include:

  • Non-Profit and Community Based Organizations (awards up to $10,000)
  • For-Profit Businesses (awards up to $10,000)

For more information, visit Climate Action Grant.