Office of Outreach and Engagement awards spring 2017 Community Impact Grants

Office of Outreach and Engagement awards spring 2017 Community Impact Grants

The Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement awarded four Community Impact Grants during its Spring 2017 Cycle application window. The funded projects include:

  • A General Education Literature and Iowa City Community School District Partnership Pilot, led by Barbara Eckstein from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
  • Business Leadership Network Community Grants Project, led by Tara McKee from the College of Public Health;
  • The Science Booster Club Project, led by Maurine Neiman from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and
  • The Lloyd-Jones Residency for Versatile Writing: Master Classes for Iowa’s Young Writers, led by Bonnie Sunstein from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Education.

The Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement provides Community Impact Grants to support projects and initiatives across campus that make a significant impact within communities in Iowa and support the engagement goals of the Better Futures for Iowans pillar of the University of Iowa’s Strategic Plan, Renewing the Iowa Promise: Great Opportunities—Bold Expectations, 2010–2016. In addition, the office distributes Micro Grants to support outreach and engagement travel, events, and conference attendance that enhance the university’s community engagement and Theme Semester Supplemental Grants to support community engagement, events, activities, research, or educational opportunities connected to the Theme Semester.

The application window for the Summer Cycle of the Community Impact Grants opens on Dec. 1, with applications due on Feb. 1, 2017. The Spring Cycle application window of the Micro Grant and Theme Semester Supplemental Grant is open, and applications are due on Dec. 1. Find out more at

The Office of Outreach and Engagement seeks to foster connections between faculty, staff, students, and communities. In addition to their six featured programs, the office facilitates collaboration among the multitude of outreach and engagement efforts on campus and connects programs with the state of Iowa. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit or call 319-335-0684.


Maura Pilcher, Office of Outreach & Engagement, 319-335-0684

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