All major and mini grants may be submitted either online (preferred), through email, or physically mailed. PDFs and online form submissions can be found below.

Application deadlines:

Major grants are for organizations seeking funding for amounts from $3,001-$20,000.

Spring major grant applications have a deadline of May 1.*

  • Grants are awarded in mid-June.
  • Projects should begin after July 1.

Fall major grant applications have a deadline of October 1.*

  • Grants are awarded in mid-November.
  • Projects should begin after December 1.

Electronically submitted applications should be submitted no later than midnight of the deadline. Mailed submissions should be postmarked no later than the date of the deadline.

*If this date falls on Saturday or Sunday, the deadline will be extended to the following Monday.

Mini grants are for organizations seeking funding for amounts up to $3,000. Applications are accepted year-round and are evaluated upon receipt. We prefer to receive mini grant applications at least four weeks before the start date of the project, but we can sometimes accommodate shorter deadlines.


Apply for Grant Online:

Major Grant Online Form

Mini Grant Online Form


Grant Application PDF Downloads (for mail/email applications):

Major Grant Form-Esign (PDF)

PDF iconMini Grant Form-Esign (PDF)

Completed applications may be emailed to Heather Plucar at or mailed to:

Humanities Iowa
Attn: Grants Officer
100 LIB RM 4039
Iowa City IA 52242-1420


Adobe Software Download

The applications contain fillable form fields and an electronic signature. Please download the grant application and complete it using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. You can download the Free Adobe Reader application from the Adobe Website here.