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1. Applications to be submitted by first class mail no later than April 15th (postmarked) of each calendar year. This date will be strictly followed, any applications postmarked after the 15th will not be considered. Send applications to:

American Legion of Iowa Foundation
720 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

2. The original and 20 (twenty) photocopies, not more than three (3) pages single spaced, are to be submitted. (Please do not send extra pamphlets or pages with pictures)

3. The application shall include:

A. Name of institution and/or researcher

B. Address and phone number

C. Objective of project

D. Description of project

E. Dates of proposed grant period

F. Amount requested with detailed budget

G. Name, title and address of supervisor

H. Proper certification if project involves animal or human subjects

I. Approval of project supervisor or other appropriate authority

J. To whom check is to be issued and to whom it should be mailed


1. Application for funds:

A. Funds may be requested for support for one year or a single project. Renewal applications for succeeding years will be accepted and considered in competition with new applications.

B. Applications to be submitted in a form as outlined and to be limited to three (3) single spaced pages.

C. Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The Board will have final determination in making the awards or grants.

D. If project involves the use of animal subjects, the institution must certify that the research will conform with the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act (PL 89-544 and PL 89-91) and such other regulations or laws as promulgated by the State of Iowa and/or United States Government.

2. No monies will be granted in research projects for equipment of a permanent nature.

3. All grants or awards will be made to the institution, not an individual. If required by the applicant institution, indirect (administrative) costs not to exceed 10% of the direct costs will be allowed. The indirect costs must be a line item in the application.

4. Applications must be submitted by first class mail postmarked no later than April 15th of each year.

5. Awards will be announced following their selection at the Annual Foundation Meeting which is held sometime in the month of May.

6. Some awards will be presented at the annual American Legion of Iowa Department Convention usually held in July of each year.

7. At the conclusion of the project, awardees are required to submit to the Foundation a 300 word non-technical summary of the project and its significance.

8. In all publications of research, treatises, thesis, etc., appropriate credit is to be given to the Foundation.

9. For projects of a permanent nature, appropriate credit is to be given to the Foundation (plaque or plate attached to the project in a highly visible location).

10. Home town newspaper: include name, address, and phone number. Please include any other media outlets that cover your home town.

For further information, contact:
The American Legion of Iowa Foundation
c/o American Legion of Iowa
720 Lyon Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515) 282-5068


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