How to Apply

Application Process

Black Hawk County Gaming Association accepts, reviews, and acts on requests to fund programs, projects, and activities that benefit the Cedar Valley. The Board of Directors prefers to consider projects where:
  • Applicants are engaged in shared funding with others.
  • A significant portion of total project funds are raised or available at the time of submission.
To apply for a grant, all applicants must have an account set up on Foundant, our online grant portal. The grant cycle lasts four months and consists of the following phases:
The grant cycle lasts four months and consists of the following phases:
Letter of Intent
1st round board review
2nd round board review and award decisions

FY24 Grant Cycles

Cycle Letter of Intent Open Letter of Intent Close Application Due Award Date
Summer 2023 5/1/2023 5/22/2023 6/20/2023 8/30/2023
Fall 2023 9/1/2023 9/20/2023 10/18/2023 12/31/2023
Spring 2024 1/1/2024 1/22/2024 2/21/2024 4/30/2024

FY25 Grant Cycles

CycleLetter of Intent OpenLetter of Intent CloseApplication DueAward Date
Summer 20245/1/20245/22/20246/19/20248/30/2024
Fall 20249/3/20249/23/202410/21/202412/31/2024
Spring 20251/2/20251/21/20252/19/20254/30/2025

Funding Guidelines

The Black Hawk County Gaming Association (BHCGA) is interested in awarding grants that will make the Cedar Valley a stronger, better place to live, work, and play. 
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