Country School Grant Program

    Apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding to assist in the preservation and maintenance of a one-room or two-room country school in Iowa. In addition to preservation efforts, grant funds may be used for historical interpretation or educational activities relating to the school. Priority is given to projects that include an educational component.

    • Who: Nonprofits, Governments, Tribes, Individuals, Forprofits
    • What: Up to $5,000 with a required 1:1 match. 
    • When: Applications due May 3, 2021 for projects taking place July 1, 2021 - November 30, 2023

    How to Apply

    The Country School Grant Program is currently accepting applications. Recent applicants can access the guidelines and scoring rubric online.

    If you would like to schedule a Google Meet or Zoom Meeting with the grants manager, please email her at to set up a meeting time.

    Manage Your Grant

    Report Forms

    Access and complete your Final Report and Payment Form online.


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