Application Guidelines & Requirements

Grow Greene Competitive Grant Application is available through our online portal beginning October 1.
The grant deadline will be announced in the fall of 2024, only online applications will be eligible.

Grow Greene County Competitive Grant Application

The next grant application cycle will begin in the fall of 2024 for 2025.

All applicants should be aware that their applications, and any required supporting materials, become public documents after submission. Non-profit organizations will need a letter of designation as a tax-exempt organization from the IRS, and a current Certificate of Existence from the Iowa Secretary of State stating that the applicant is an active Iowa non-profit. If the applicant organization files a federal IRS 990 or 990-N tax return, Grow Greene County may ask for a copy.

A copy of the resolution or minutes approving the project by the governing board of the project must be submitted with the grant.

Letters or documentation confirming matching funds, on the letterhead of the funding source, would be appreciated.

 Click on the following to proceed to the new online grant portal. You will be redirected to a site managed and hosted by Community Force:

Grow Greene County 2024 Competitive Application

A walk-through training of the new grant portal will be provided on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 11:30 AM, 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM at the Greene County ISU Extension. Email [email protected] to register. In the email include your name, organization, phone number, email and which session you wish to attend.

Questions are welcome at any time.  We encourage you to email them to [email protected] they will be answered periodically throughout the week and most commonly on Thursdays.

How Much Can You Apply For?

The minimum grant request to Grow Greene County is $35,000. Grants less than $35,000 must be submitted to the Greene County Community Foundation:

Who Can Apply For Grow Greene County Competitive Grants

  • Organizations that serve the residents of Greene County
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Government entities, such as municipalities, school districts, and county
  • Groups sponsored by a government entity or another non-profit that agrees to manage the grant funds as a fiscal sponsor.

Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation (also known as Grow Greene County) will generally not consider funding requests for the following:

  • Ongoing annual operating expenses
  • Any project at 100%
  • Financial support for individuals or their families
  • For-profit organizations or programs.
  • Membership in civic or social organizations
  • Endowment funds
  • Projects directly related to religious worship
  • Political activities
  • Annual campaigns or capital campaigns for private organizations
  • Fundraising events or activities – both private and public

If Awarded a Grow Greene County Grant

Competitive grant awards are made once per year in April. Representatives must attend the Grow Greene County Awards Night and must acknowledge Grow Greene County in project publicity & marketing related to the project for which they receive funds.

Grant recipients are required to complete a Grant Reporting Form by December 15th of the year funding is received and subsequent years until the project is completed. If they fail to do this the recipients may not be eligible for future Grow Greene County grants.