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HOST YOUR OWN CAPITOL DAY: Apply for an ID Action Capitol Day Grant

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During the 2016 legislative session, ID Action will provide eight (8) Capitol Day grants up to $500 each for advocacy training and support to local advocacy groups who are interested in meeting with their legislators at the Iowa State Capitol and advocating on behalf of disability related issues.  As an ID Action Capitol Day grant recipient, your group must:

  • Schedule a Capitol Day on either Tuesday or Wednesday in the months of January through April
  • Participate in an advocacy training at the beginning of the Capitol Day  
  • Set appointments with your legislators (ID Action can assist)  
  • Provide a written recap of your Capitol Day within two weeks of your visit.

While at the Capitol you may also want to watch a floor debate, attend a committee meeting, meet with other state agencies, or meet with ID Action or Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council staff.  To participate you must have at least 10 individuals committed to attend (but no more than 20), and you must be advocating on a disability related issue.  While we can help you with your message, we will not tell you what to say.

To apply for an ID Action Capitol Day grant, please fill out the grant application.  Call 866-432-2846 or email us at contactus@idaction.org with any questions. Grants are available on a first come, first served basis for eligible groups. Grants cannot be used to attend other organization's lobby days.