GARE Regranting Program

Applications for GARE Regranting Program are no longer being accepted.

Through this non-recurring program, the City of Dubuque regrants funds from the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) to support the work of eligible Dubuque non-profit organizations to empower and elevate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) creativity and culture. The program seeks to provide funding that will result in public-facing arts and cultural programs and activities that aim to diversify representation, cultivate belonging, and create an equitable community.


  • Organizations who operate as a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) in the city of Dubuque;
  • Groups with their own specific mission, governing structure and budget, operating in the city of Dubuque under the umbrella of a fiscal agent;
  • Established group operating in the city of Dubuque in service to the broader community but not incorporated as a nonprofit or operating under a fiscal agent;
  • Only 1 application per eligible applicant or program will be accepted.


  • For-profit organizations or businesses;
  • Individuals artists;
  • Any organization or group operating outside of Dubuque city limits.


  • Minimum Request: $500
  • Maximum Request: $2,000
  • Matching funds are not required
  • Requested expenses to be incurred during the FY 2023 funding period (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023) can directly support activities that:
    • Engagement and inclusion BIPOC visionaries, creatives, and culture bearers in organizational
      development, project planning, or program delivery;
    • Broaden outreach and promotion of BIPOC-centered programs and activities;
    • Expand access to arts and cultural experiences for BIPOC youth, families, and residents.

By offering the GARE regranting program, we support the Dubuque's City Council's goal to provide "Diverse Arts, Culture, Parks and Recreation Experiences and Activities" as well as playing a key role in realizing the City of Dubuque's Imagine Dubuque Comprehensive Plan to foster Social + Cultural Vibrancy.  The program is funding through the Government Alliance on Race and Equity Arts and Culture Innovation and Implementation Fund. 

Contact Us

  1. Bonnie Spurling
    Arts & Cultural Affairs Manager
    Phone: 563.690.6059

    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.