The City’s Climate Action Grant program is now open, making funding available for community-led climate action initiatives.

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

Applications for this grant will be accepted starting today, Monday, March 6, 2023, through noon on Monday, April 17, 2023.

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.

The online grant form can be found on the City’s website.

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.

For more information, contact Daniel Bissell, Climate Action Analyst, at 319-887-6161.

Date of publication

Monday, March 06, 2023