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IOWATER Mini-Grants 

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Mini-Grant Application

IOWATER is seeking proposals for a mini-grants program to help volunteers fulfill the mission of protecting and improving Iowa’s water quality. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to individual volunteers and watershed groups (including school classes, civic organizations, etc.) who meet the applicable criteria listed below and submit this form by the appropriate deadline. Grant money will be awarded in a two-step process – 50% of the grant will be paid at the start of the project, while the remaining 50% will be paid at the project’s mid-point.


Mini-grant awards will be based on the merit of proposed projects, and will be competitively judged by an IOWATER Mini-Grants Committee. Priority for funding will be given to those projects that show local support and participation, demonstrate a clear environmental benefit, enhance volunteer opportunities and/or improve knowledge of local water resources.


Mini-Grant Applicant Requirements


Mini-Grant Project Requirements


Mini-Grant Project Report (To be submitted upon completion of the project)

The IOWATER Mini-Grant Project Report should include:

o       Upon completion of the project, a summary of the project and of the data collected must be presented to the local community. Presentation formats may include, but are not limited to: public meetings, informational poster sessions, written reports mailed to area residents, or press releases sent to local media outlets.


Application Submission

Applications must be mailed in full to:
Jacklyn Gautsch – Iowa DNR
109 Trowbridge Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-1761


Completed Mini-Grant Projects