The City of Iowa City is making funding available for student-led community climate action initiatives.

The Iowa City Community 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, reduce reliance on single-occupant vehicles, encourage care for natural spaces, and enhance quality of life for all.

Although the application deadline for organizations and businesses has closed, applications from kindergarten through 12th grade students will be accepted through Friday, May 7, 2021.

Successful project proposals must focus on climate action goals in Iowa City and be accomplished by June 30, 2022. K-12 students are eligible for grants up to $500. Funding will be available beginning July 1, 2021.

The online grant form can be found on the City's website at

In 2018, the City adopted a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to address fundamental initiatives in reaching the City’s goals to reduce carbon emissions by 45% (based on 2010 levels) by 2030, and approach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

To learn more about the grant, requirements, and how to apply, visit our website, or contact Ashley Monroe, Assistant City Manager at 319-356-5012 or

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Date of publication

Tuesday, April 06, 2021