Legacy and Community Attraction Fund

The Legacy and Community Attraction Fund application window is currently closed. The deadline for the FY21 cycle was July 31, 2020 and decisions were made September 2, 2020. 

The next grant cycle will open in Spring of 2021. Application information will be posted on this page.

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 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.

This is a competitive application process.

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.

Past Recipients

For Questions Contact

Email Barbara Schmitz, Executive Assistant to the Board of Supervisors or call 319-892-5101.

Final Reports

Final reports (PDF) for FY21 grant recipients are due by July 30, 2021.