Applications are now available for the City of Iowa City’s Aid to Agencies funding, which provides support for Iowa City nonprofits, organizations, and agencies to help cover the operational costs of their organizations. Fundraising by nonprofits often doesn’t provide for rent, utilities, and other operational costs, so this program helps agencies cover those gaps.

The minimum award is $15,000. Agencies whose projects address a high priority need in the Iowa City community will be considered first for funding. Priorities are outlined at

Applications are available at and are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 for FY18 funds, which will begin to be distributed July 1, 2017. Access to the agency log-in page is available at

United Way has scheduled a training workshop to provide more instruction on the application process. Agencies and organizations that are applying for Iowa City funds are encouraged to attend this session, scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17 at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A.

After reviewing applications, the Iowa City Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) will forward a recommendation to the City Council for final review and funding approval.

For questions about the application process, contact Patti Fields, United Way, at  or 319-338-7823. Questions about Iowa City’s funding priorities may be directed to Marcia Bollinger, Neighborhood Services, at  or 319-356-5230.

Date of publication

Tuesday, July 19, 2016