Iowa Business Grant Program Entry Deadline Extended

Iowa Business Grant Program Entry Deadline Extended

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The Dream Big Grow Here business grant program deadline has been extended until February 13. The initiative, a program of the UNI Regional Business Center, provides an opportunity for current Iowa businesses or startups to earn up to $15,000 in grants.

The contest starts with six industry specific grant contests, where the winners will receive $5,000.  Each of those winners then get the chance to pitch at the statewide EntreFEST conference in May to receive an additional $10,000.

The program, now in its fifth year, has won numerous national economic development awards for its innovative approach to helping Iowa businesses start or grow. For additional information or to apply, visit

Dream Big Grow Here is an initiative of the University of Northern Iowa Business & Community Services division and is supported by a variety of statewide sponsors, including Renew Rural Iowa, VentureNet Iowa, Iowa Bankers Association, Veridian Credit Union, and IASourceLink.

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