According to the City of Dubuque website, The Office of Equity and Human Rights is now accepting applications for the new Dubuque Equitable Community Grant.

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The Dubuque Equitable Community Grant provides one eligible non-profit, business, club, organization, or group of passionate residents, with up to $10,000 to support programs, activities, or services that help promote equity in the Dubuque community.

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Proposals must include an education and/or engagement component and advance equity relating to one of the City of Dubuque’s five-year goals:

  • Robust Local Economy
  • Vibrant Community
  • Livable Neighborhoods and Housing
  • Financially Responsible, High-Performance City Organization
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Partnership for a Better Dubuque
  • Diversity Arts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Experiences and Activities
  • Connected Community

Goals of these applied for plans look to further engage residents and collaborate with members of the community, businesses, business organizations, financial institutions, anchor institutions, government, non-profits, philanthropists, faith and school leaders, and community members. The entire process will continue to examine existing programs for success over time by analyzing data and identifying trends and best practices through an equity lens.

“The Office of Equity and Human Rights is excited to announce the Dubuque Equitable Community Grant. We are looking to support a project annually that reflects the diversity and vibrancy of our community and that helps make our community a more inclusive place to live and work."

-Gisella Aitken-Shadle, Chief of Equity & Human Rights

Applications are due Wednesday, March 1st, at 5 pm and will be reviewed by the City’s Equity and Human Rights Office and the City of Dubuque Equity and Human Rights Commission. For additional information, including eligibility and application requirements, and to apply, visit or call 563-589-4190.


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