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Ames Fall Grant Program

Grants to Ames, Iowa Nonprofits for Public
Programs that Benefit the Community

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City of Ames

Deadline Date:

11/15/17 5:00 PM


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Grants to Ames, Iowa nonprofits for programs that provide benefit to community residents. Priority will be given to programs that have a broad-based appeal to the community, provide a unique benefit or service, or otherwise be operated by the City at a greater cost.

Funds awarded must be used to benefit the general public.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148736

Term of Contract:

Funds awarded by the City Council in February will be available for activities starting July 1 and concluding within one year (by June 30).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Funds may only be awarded to an organization with a Tax ID number for non-profit activities
- Funds provided are to be used towards an event or service that is open to the whole community
- If funds are awarded to an organization at Iowa State University, the organization must be recognized by the Student Activities Center, the event must be open to the entire Ames community, and any event funded must be approved by the ISU Events Authorization Committee.

Expenses ineligible for funding include: capital improvements, administrative expenses, building renovations, replacement of funding that no longer exists, debt service, anything excluded from purchase through the City’s Purchasing Policies (such as alcohol), support for a particular political party, candidate, or platform, general fundraising, organizational dues, memberships, or anything that violates local, state, or federal laws.

Funds from other City-funded grant programs are ineligible as match revenues.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant awards can make up no more than 50% of the project revenues. Applicants must demonstrate efforts to seek funding from non-City sources.

Grant applications are due to the City Manager's Office no later than November 15 of each year. The applications are reviewed by a committee, which makes recommendations for the City Council's approval in February during the City's annual budget preparation process. Requests for funding may be considered at other times of the year in the event that an unforeseen need or opportunity arises that could not be fulfilled during the normal application timeline.

Grant awards are paid by the City on a reimbursement basis for tasks completed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to:

Mail applications to:
City Manager’s Office
515 Clark Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

Brian Phillips, Assistant City Manager

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USA: Iowa: City of Ames