Grants & Strategic Partnerships

What do Grants & Strategic Partnerships do?

Grants & Strategic Partnership staff are currently coordinating the Dubuque community’s efforts to secure federal funds available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as well as State and Private grant opportunities.  We have convened and continue to engage over 180 individuals from more than 20 local organizations to identify, apply for, and secure grants to address local needs.  As part of this process, we’ve hosted & led numerous community engagement meetings with over 80 non-profit leaders to help them find federal grant funding.  

To understand the breadth of these efforts, consider all the Grant Topic Teams that have formed under staff leadership. We have over 30 teams specializing in different areas which include: Arts & Culture, Broadband Growth, Brain Health, Brownfield Revitalization, Child Care, Disaster Mitigation, Domestic Violence Prevention, Economic/Downtown Development & Historic Preservation, Education, Emergency Communications, Energy Infrastructure, Equity, Food & Food Systems, Health & Wellness, Housing, Immigration, Job Training, Law Enforcement & Diversion,  Lead Service Line Replacement, Parks, Recreation, and Trails, Partnership on Nutrient Runoff,  Surface Transportation, Sustainability, Transit Infrastructure, and Water Infrastructure. 

Dubuque's Grant-Funded Initiatives 2021-2029 Story Map

Dubuque's Grant-Funded Initiatives 2021-2029 Story Map helps visualize grant information in an easy- to-understand, user-friendly format. The Story Map is intended to be a tool for public education and increase transparency regarding the use grant funds. The map also highlights some of the great work done in Dubuque by the city departments and our community partners using these grant dollars. 

Developed by: 

Abhishek Rai
ICMA Local Government Management Fellow 
Phone: 563-589-4110 

People, Planning, and Partnerships

Leveraging funds is a collaborative effort between the City and local community partners. Many partners have come together on several occasions to strategize and learn from one another, analyze opportunities, and take advantage of grants available for our community.

Dubuque Area Grant Writers

Dubuque North Star Plans & Background Documents

Contact Us

  1. Teri Goodmann  |  email

    Director of Strategic Partnerships
    Phone: 563.589.4110

    Justin Thiltgen  |  email

    Technical Grant Analyst/Assistant
    Phone: 563.552.8091

    City Hall
    50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001