Sustainable Dubuque Grants Due March 15, 2019

February 27, 2019

Gina Bell
Sustainable Community Coordinator

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Applications are due for the Sustainable Dubuque Community Grant program which aims to increase community resiliency.

The grant program, created in 2013, was created to catalyze community leaders in the Sustainable Dubuque initiative.  Grants of up to $2,500 are available to any residents, non-profits or businesses who propose a project that addresses at least one of the twelve sustainability principles and includes an element of community engagement or education in their project. To date, over $154,000 in grant funds have been disbursed.

The grant application, which can be found at, includes questions related to impact on equity in the community.  The scoring matrix also adds preference points for projects that increase the social capital of neighborhoods; increase access to healthy local foods, especially in Dubuque’s food deserts; and/or help meet the 50% by 2030 Community Climate Action & Resiliency Plan.

Grant applications are reviewed twice per year, in March and September, with an upcoming deadline of Friday, March 15, 2019.

For more information, contact City of Dubuque Sustainable Community Coordinator, Gina Bell at 563.690.6038 or