• Funding Opportunities

    We will post any available funding opportunities as we find them and they become available. Please check this page regularly for updates.
    Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    Deadline Approaching in Iowa for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Drought

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Jeffrey Lusk of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in nine Iowa counties and neighboring counties in Nebraska and South Dakota of the Dec. 1 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began April 1. Primary Iowa counties:

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    Wednesday, October 11, 2023
    Gov. Reynolds Announces Third Round of Child Care Business Incentive Grants

    DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds announced today a third round of funding for the Child Care Business Incentive Grant Program to encourage employers to offer child care as a benefit to their employees. This round of the Child Care Business Incentive Grant Program will provide $5 million to support child care projects in Iowa. Funds may be used to support arrangements between employers and child care facilities to reserve child care slots. Applicants can apply for up to $250,000. The Child Care

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    Friday, September 15, 2023
    Iowa West Foundation - Grant Cycles

    IWF has three grant cycles per year. Check them out here.

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    Thursday, August 31, 2023
    MBI-Works 2023 Endowment Funding Opportunity For Expanding Careers in Construction Open Until September 15

    Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. ________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2023 www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov Media Contact Jesse Dougherty, 515-725-5487 communications@iwd.iowa.gov Reminder: MBI-Works 2023 Endowment Funding Opportunity For Expanding Careers in Construction Open Until September 15 Endowment focused on bringing people into rewarding careers in commercial construction DES MOINES, IOWA – The 2023 Request for Proposal

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    Friday, August 25, 2023
    Upcoming Community Catalyst Application Workshops

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) provides grants through the Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program to communities for the redevelopment, rehabilitation of vacant or underutilized buildings to stimulate economic growth or reinvestment in the community. Strong applications will: Show the potential of catalytic economic growth in the community Improve appearances and safety; make use of underutilized property Exhibit appropriate design standards Be well-funded Economic growth may

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    Monday, August 21, 2023
    CDL Training with New Infrastructure Grants for Community Colleges

    Iowa Expands Support for CDL Training with New Infrastructure Grants for Community Colleges New funding will support infrastructure critical to successful programs, including new equipment and the creation/remodeling of driver training facilities. DES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds today announced a new funding opportunity targeted to support CDL programs at Iowa Community Colleges. The Iowa CDL Infrastructure Grant will provide $5 million in grants to support the infrastructure of programs that

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    Thursday, June 29, 2023
    Work-based Learning Grants Open Until July 13th

    DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced the awarding of more than $1.25 million in state grants to fund the creation and development of new work-based learning programs for Iowa high school students. The Statewide Intermediary Work-Based Learning Grants will fund programs that give students one-on-one contact with potential employers and help them make informed decisions about postsecondary education and careers. Grants to the announced awardees will support more than 450 technical

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