Legacy and Community Attraction Fund

About the Fund

The Board of Supervisors established the Linn County Legacy and 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. in Linn County. Legacy and 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 FY23 Legacy and Community Attraction Fund, $150,000 is available.

This is a competitive application process.

Fiscal Year 2023 Application

Download the complete application packet, including eligibility and evaluation criteria:

Deadline

The deadline to submit the FY23 application is 4 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2022. See application packet for submission instructions.

Eligibility Criteria

Legacy and 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 2023

These dates are subject to change at the County’s discretion:

  • July 2022 Application becomes available
  • August 19, 2022 Optional presentation request deadline
  • September 2, 2022 at 4 p.m. Application deadline
  • September 2022 Application review
  • September - early October 2022 Award notification
  • July 31, 2023 Final reports due for FY23 grant recipients

The Linn County Board of Supervisors Legacy and 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 Brent Oleson or call 319-892-5102.

Final Reports

Final reports for the FY23 grant cycle are due July 31, 2023.