Grant Details

Cedar Valley Sports Commission

Ashley Johnson, Executive Director
PO Box 4166
Waterloo, IA 50704
  • Employment, Economic Development, Job Related and Business Grants
  • Recreation, Sports, Youth Sports
  • Iowa
  • Black Hawk
Maximum Grant Amount
not specified
July 15, 2024

The Cedar Valley Sports Commission accepts grant requests for sports-related projects and events that bring visitors to the Cedar Valley. This program is designed to stimulate development, interest, and participation in events and projects within the Cedar Valley.

Only items falling under the following categories may be eligible for receiving funding from the Cedar Valley Sports Commission.

  • Event/Project Marketing - Must be purchased in markets 100+ miles away from Waterloo/Cedar Falls. May be print, electronic, or billboard.
  • Direct Mail Campaign Expenses - Including development, printing, and postage
  • Printed Materials - Pre-Event collateral pieces that promote participation in the project/event
  • Capital improvements - Applicants should show how the improvements will directly further the mission of the Commission and have a lasting effect on the communities.
  • Travel or other Industry Shows
  • Bid or guarantee money for events or tournaments
  • Event prize money used to attract participants
  • Equipment purchase and rental (lights, etc) - Equipment must be that which will directly affect the organization’s ability to host a tournament that will bring in visitors to the community.
  • Honorariums for individuals (referees, officials, etc.) specifically engaged in the event.
  • Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Requests of $1500 or more are accepted on a quarterly cycle; deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.
Grant requests of less than $1500 may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 4/16/2024

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