The deadline to apply for funding for community-led climate action initiatives is quickly approaching. 

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

Successful project proposals must focus on climate action goals in Iowa City and be accomplished by June 30, 2022. Organizations and businesses are eligible for grants up to $10,000 and, new this year, K-12 students are eligible for grants up to $500. A total of $60,000 is reserved for this program and will be available beginning July 1, 2021.

Applications for this grant must be submitted by Thursday, April 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

Date of publication

Sunday, March 28, 2021