Ames grants available to support events that would 'improve quality of life' for residents

Danielle Gehr
Ames Tribune

Apply by Oct. 15 to fund your event or activity that will "improve the quality of life" in Ames and "have the potential to attract visitors." 

The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program has opened the application period for 2022 Community Grants, according to a news release. The program offers grants annually to support events and activities open to the general public. 

The bureau will award grants based on merit, looking for events that not only attract visitors but also "enhance a visitor’s experience," according to the release. The bureau is also looking for innovation and the potential for wide participation.

Public and private organizations must also demonstrate their ability to complete their proposed event or activity. The proposals could be cultural, educational, recreational or artistic, according to the release. 

The application must be submitted online by Oct. 15. For more information, visit

Danielle Gehr is a politics and government reporter for the Ames Tribune. She can be reached by email at, phone at (515) 663-6925 or on Twitter at @Dani_Gehr.