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The University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) is pleased to announce the release of its Request for Proposals for community partners. The RFP seeks responses from 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 IISC during the 2018 – 2019 academic year to complete projects that promote and enhance the quality of life in Iowa communities.

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 IISC’s development in 2009, there have been 16 community partnerships across the state, and more than 140 projects that have contributed significantly to the advancement of partnering communities’ economic, social, and environmental sustainability. More information about the IISC and the benefits of partnering with IISC can be found at,

IISC encourages anyone interested in learning more to reach out to learn more about applying to be an IISC community partner for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. The RFP contains detailed information about the application process. Responses are due by February 1, 2018.

Travis Kraus 
Assistant Director, Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities
OFFICE OF THE PROVOST | Office of Outreach & Engagement
The University of Iowa | 787 Van Allen Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
319.335.2798 | |

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