Greenlight Grant

    Note: This funding opportunity is no longer currently accepting applications. See below for resources to manage your grant award.

    Apply for funding to take your project from script-to-screen and become a job creator that grows the film and television industry in Iowa, builds collaboration with other in-state filmmakers and benefits small businesses who service the industry. The program is administered by the Iowa Arts Council on behalf of Produce Iowa. Funding for the program is provided by the Iowa Legislature.

    Who: Iowa Filmakers
    What: $10,000 - $50,000 with 50% cash match requirement
    When: May 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM for the funding period of July 1, 2022 - June 20, 2024.

    How to Apply

    1. Read the guidelines
    2. Watch the recorded informational webinar
    3. Submit the application

    Grant Writing Resources

    Virtual Office Hours
    Drop in on virtual office hours via Zoom to ask program staff questions. Potential applicants are welcome to join at any time during the following open hours to ask questions about applying to the program.

    When and How to Join
    11:00 a.m., April 5, 2022
    11:00 a.m., April 27, 2022
    Office Hours Zoom Link
    Office Hours Call-In: 312-626-6799
    Meeting ID: 626 286 2564

    Automatic closed captioning will be provided. For additional accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator Lindsay Keast at 515-281-8352 or

    Example Applications
    Take a look at examples of previously submitted applications. Example applications are for reference only. Programs change from year to year so applicants should ensure they are responding to current application requirements.

    Grant Terms and Definitions

    Check out the glossary for definitions of grant terms used in the guidelines. 

    Manage Your Grant

    Grantee Handbook

    See the Grantee Handbook to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.

    Budget Expense Exemption Form

    Download the budget expense exemption form for department approval of any out of state expenses. Allow a minimum of 10 business days for department decision(s).

    Final Report

    As a grant recipient, you must complete a final report form at the end of the process and share the impact of the project on the arts and culture in Iowa.

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