Legacy & Community Attraction Fund
About the Fund
The Board of Supervisors established the Linn County Legacy & Community Attraction Fund to foster and support long-standing, new, and diverse community events and organizations in Linn County that substantially promote Linn County history or culture and/or work to draw in residents and outside visitors alike. Legacy & Community Attraction grants will be made only to non-profit organizations located in Linn County, Iowa, or with a branch location in Linn County, and whose work and/or event directly benefits Linn County residents.
For the current FY24 Legacy & Community Attraction Fund, $50,000 is available.
This is a competitive application process.
Fiscal Year 2024 Application
Download the complete application packet, including eligibility and evaluation criteria:
- Application Packet (Word document)
- Application Packet (PDF)
- Final Report (Word document)
- Final Report (PDF)
The deadline to submit the FY24 application is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. See application packet for submission instructions.
Legacy & Community Attraction grants will be made only to organizations located in Linn County, Iowa, or with a branch location in Linn County, and whose work and/or event directly benefits Linn County residents. Due to legal restrictions, Iowa Code Section 331.901(5), organizations under ecclesiastical or sectarian management are not eligible for Linn County grant funds.
Types of Projects Eligible
Grant funds may be used only for events and/or by entities that substantially promote Linn County history and/or culture and/or work to draw in residents and outside visitors alike. Priority is given to requests for events and programmatic and capital projects over requests for operating support. Grant funds may be used only for expenses that have not yet been incurred.
Preferred applications will be for projects/programs that accomplish the following:
- Promote Linn County via opportunities for historical education or community attraction
- Demonstrate a return on investment dollars
- Do not duplicate current or long-standing events in Linn County
Projects are funded for one-year increments.
Timeline for Fiscal Year 2024
These dates are subject to change at the County’s discretion:
- August 2023 Application becomes available
- September 1, 2023 Presentation request deadline (optional)
- September 2023 Presentations to the Board of Supervisors (optional)
- September 29, 2023 at 5 p.m. Application submission deadline
- October 2023 Application review
- October - early November 2023 Award notification
- August 1, 2024 Final reports due for FY24 grant recipients
The Linn County Board of Supervisors Legacy & Community Attraction Fund will receive more funding requests than it can approve. If an application for a worthwhile program is not approved, the decision does not reflect on the value of the group or service, but rather on the need to be selective because of limited resources. Preference may be given to legacy and/or new applicants.
In an effort to provide substantial, quality awards, a maximum of five awards will be given.
For Questions Contact
Email Jessie Black or call 319-892-5101.
Final reports for the FY24 grant cycle are due Aug. 1, 2024.