Organizations interested in applying for the City's Social Justice and Racial Equity Grant for FY2022 can attend one of two informational meetings. Both sessions are being held virtually via Zoom.

The sessions will provide an opportunity to learn about the purpose, process, and timeline for the grant. Participants will also receive useful tips on filling out the application. A question and answer session will follow.

Who can apply?

This grant opportunity is available 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: education, building community, housing, criminal justice, health, and employment.

The City Council has approved $75,000 for FY2022, which will be split among the recipients.

How can I apply?

Applications will be accepted Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Applications can be found here.

The Iowa City Human Rights Commission will review all applications and make funding recommendations to the City Council no later than Thursday, March 31, 2022. Funding will be awarded by June 1, 2022.

How to attend

The first informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at 6 p.m. You can register for the Zoom meeting (ID 819 1020 2337) here

The second informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. You can register for the Zoom meeting (ID 876 9842 1983) here.

For more information, contact Equity Director and Human Rights Coordinator Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022, or by emailing

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the above name and number. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Date of publication

Wednesday, October 27, 2021