The City of Iowa City will begin accepting applications on Dec. 3, 2018, for a grant program designed to advance social justice and racial equity in the community.

About the grant

The City's Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant will provide $75,000 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 service areas will receive preference including: education, building community, housing, criminal justice, health and employment.

The award will be divided among the selected recipients.

The City Council approved increasing this grant by $50,000 from fiscal year 2018 to 2019.

How to apply for Social Justice and Racial Equity grants

The online application will be available beginning at noon on Dec. 3, 2018, and will close at noon on Jan. 2, 2019, and can be found 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.

A flyer promoting the social justice racial equity grant

Date of publication

Monday, November 19, 2018