The purpose of the FIRE NE Iowa grants are to help grow our Catholic schools inclusive education.

NEW Grant Opportunity!  
Grant Applications are now available to attend the Virtual Excellence in Teaching Conference 2022, hosted by the University of Notre Dame Program for Inclusive Education (PIE) held on March 12th and April 2nd.

The FIRE Foundation of Northeast Iowa will be awarding up to 20 conference registration grants to schools within the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

Conference Website:

Grant Overview and Guidelines: 

  • Apply here.
  • Grant application must be fully completed to be considered.
  • Applications are due by February 25, 2022.
  • A max of up to 2 awards per school may be awarded.
  • If awarded, the school is to register directly for the conference.  Once the award winner submits their conference recap to the FIRE Foundation of Northeast Iowa, reimbursement will be provided to the school directly.  All reimbursements will only be given to the school directly, not to individuals.
  • Award winners will announcement on March 1, 2022.
  • Award winners are required to complete the following:
    • Provide a conference report to the FIRE Foundation of Northeast Iowa ( by April 15, 2022.  The conference report needs to include a recap of all sessions attended, key takeaways, and how the information learned will be shared with the entire school staff.
    • Attend the virtual FIREside Chat hosted by the FIRE Foundation of Northeast Iowa on April 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm to reflect on the conference as a whole group.  If unavailable, please send another representative in your place.
    • The school will allow the FIRE Foundation of Northeast Iowa to give a 10 minute presentation about the organization to their school board by the the end of 2022.

Grant Opportunities

Grant Timeline

  • January 31, 2022: Grant Applications Open Online
  • March 11, 2022: Grant Applications Due
  • Week of March 14 & 21, 2022: Grant committee & applicant interviews conducted
  • April 25, 2022: Grant Award Winners Announced