East Central Intergovernmental Association

A regional response to local needs

7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
800-942-4648 (Iowa Only)


Grant Writing

Pen and PaperECIA staff have access to Efficient Gov Grant Finder, which provides access to more than 10,000 State, Federal and Foundation grants representing more than $300 billion in potential funding. Staff can create search queries based on area of interest, eligibility, keyword, and more.

If you have a well-defined project, local matching funds committed to the project, and support from your council, board or committee, ECIA can research appropriate grants and write compelling and effective grant applications. ECIA staff have developed relationships and contacts over the years with State and Federal agencies and we can utilize those contacts to obtain feedback. We will work closely with your organization through the writing process because we believe your involvement is essential to the success of the proposal.

ECIA also provides regular email notification of community grant programs.


Past and present clients include:


• Asbury Public Library • Aquin Little Angels Pre School & Day Care, Cascade
• Clarence Public Library • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
• Crescent Community Health Center • Mystique Ice Center
• Dubuque Dream Center • Dubuque YMCA
• East Dubuque Public Library • Gateway Impact Coalition
• Grant Wood Loop • Hardacre Theatre, Tipton
• Jackson County Conservation • Maquoketa YM-YWCA
• Miracle League of Dubuque • City of Bellevue
• City of Clinton • City of DeWitt
• City of Dubuque • City of Manchester
• City of Maquoketa