Country School Grant Program

    Apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding to assist in the preservation and maintenance of a one-room or two-room country school in Iowa. In addition to preservation efforts, grant funds may be used for historical interpretation or educational activities relating to the school. Priority is given to projects that include an educational component.

    • Who: Nonprofits, Governments, Tribes, Individuals, Forprofits
    • What: Up to $5,000 with a required 1:1 match. 
    • When: Deadline to apply has been extended from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020 for projects taking place July 1, 2020 - November 30, 2022.

    How to Apply

    1. Read the guidelines
    2. Read the scoring rubric
    3. Watch the webinar
    4. Complete the application

    Manage Your Grant

    Report Forms


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