Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities Releases Request for Proposal

The University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) is pleased to announce the release of its Request for Proposal for community partners. The IISC seeks municipal, county or regional governments, non-profit groups, or a collection of communities with similar characteristics, such as watersheds, economic or cultural districts, or a transportation corridor to partner with us during the 2016 – 2017 academic year to complete projects that promote and enhance the quality of life in Iowa communities.

The IISC is a campus-wide engaged learning program at the University of Iowa that partners with communities and groups across Iowa to develop projects that university students and faculty can complete through their academic and research activities. Since the initiative began in 2009, the IISC has worked with 13 community partners across the state, and completed over 90 projects that have contributed significantly to the advancement of our partnering communities’ economic, social, and environmental sustainability. In 2015, the US Department of Housing and Urban development commended the IISC’s ability to successfully match the strengths of the university and Iowa communities in ways that produce positive outcomes.

To learn about the IISC, the application process, and the benefits of partnering, visit