Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Save the date: Interested in applying for the Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant for fiscal year 2020?

Attend one of two informational sessions to learn more about the grant program and how to apply.

This event will provide an opportunity to learn about the purpose, process, and timeline for the grant. Participants will also receive useful tips on filling out the application. A question and answer session will follow. Attendance is not required to apply for the grant but is strongly encouraged. 

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 
Noon to 1:15 p.m. or 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 
City Hall, 410 E. Washington St., Emma Harvat Hall 

Register to attend one of the sessions at

The Social Justice and Racial Equity grant program is designed to advance social justice and racial equity in the community. Grants are available to Iowa City-based organizations, both non and for profit, with the purpose of encouraging, empowering and engaging social justice and racial equity initiatives through programs, activities or services that help eliminate inequities in the Iowa City community.

Programs that address one or more of the six priority services areas will receive preference including: education, building community, housing, criminal justice, health and employment.

The City Council has approved $75,000 for fiscal year 2019, which will be divided among recipients.

How to Apply

The online application will be available at noon on Dec. 2, 2019, through noon on Jan. 3, 2020, at

The Iowa City Human Rights Commission will review all applications and make funding recommendations to the City Council no later than March 31. Funding will be awarded by June 1.

For more information, contact Equity Director and Human Rights Coordinator Stefanie Bowers at or at 319-356-5022. If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the above name and number. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA

Contact Person