Programs & Events
that you won't want to miss!
Bringing Diverse Voices to the Table by Designing for Equity and Inclusion. 
Diversity and Equity and Inclusion (DEI) have always been important, and currently are the focus of many organizations due to the racial reckoning occurring in our country.

The purpose of this session is to share some ways to design meetings that can support Diversity and Equity and Inclusion.

February 4, 2021
UNI Explor-A-Ganza!
Every spring, the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance hosts an opportunity for students and nonprofits to connect.

This year the the Explor-A-ganza will be VIRTUAL!

Save the Date **February 15** more details and registration coming soon.

February 15, 2021
Funding Opportunity
Gov. Reynolds Announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge Funding Opportunities 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 
CONTACT: Pat Garrett, (515) 802-0986 

DES MOINES - Today, Governor Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling $1.2 million. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand opportunities for Iowans to earn post-secondary credentials leading to high-demand jobs and encourage Iowa employers, community leaders and others to collaborate to support regional workforce talent development.  
The Child Care Challenge Fund is designed to encourage regional and community projects that will create increased child care slots in local communities by supporting the development, renovation or rehabilitation of child care facilities. The availability of quality, affordable child care for working Iowans has been a longstanding workforce challenge that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Applications for the funding opportunities must be submitted on by Feb.12, 2021. 
“When Iowans have access to quality child care, they can pursue training and employment opportunities in high-demand jobs in the state,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Let’s remove the obstacles to high-quality affordable child-care so Iowa families can nurture their kids while parents maintain the maximum freedom to enter and remain in the workforce. Tackling the child care crisis in Iowa not only expands opportunities for Iowa families but provides our employers with a steady and stable workforce.”  
“Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa legislature have made a significant investment in Future Ready Iowa and these two grant opportunities will help communities around the state address local issues,” said Director Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development. “I know from the previous grant programs we have seen, that Iowans will create innovative projects that support their communities and will accelerate the rate of our economic recovery from the pandemic.” 
Employer Innovation Fund: 
  • Employers, employer consortiums, nonprofits, and educational institutions can apply. 
  • Applicants can request funding up to $50,000. 
  • The Employer Innovation Fund can match private dollars. 
  • The funds can be used to support credit and non-credit programs, along with wrap-around support programs such as childcare, transportation, books, equipment, internet access, and other innovative ways to help Iowans complete job training and education. 
  • More information about the Employer Innovation Fund can be found at: 

  •  Child Care Challenge Fund: 
  • Employers, nonprofits and employer consortiums can apply. 
  • Applicants can request funding up to $100,000. 
  • The Child Care Challenge Fund can match private dollars and in-kind donations of labor and materials. 
  • The funds can be used for new construction of a childcare facility, rehabilitation of an existing structure as a child care facility or retrofitting and repurposing of an existing structure for use as a child care facility 
  • More Information about the Child Care Challenge Fund can be found at: 
Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator (IndependentContractor)

Position is responsible for managing and implementing strategies and tactics related to One Cedar Valley’s Mission and Vision.

Independent contractor position with opportunity to be considered for full time role as Director of One Cedar Valley.

Director of Fundraising & Communications

Interested in candidates who want to develop personally and professionally and join a culture of innovation and collaboration. Flexible work schedule.

Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with the 15 member Board of Directors, staff, and community members required. 

Executive Director

At-will position appointed by the BHCGA Board of Directors and responsible for the performance and oversight of all aspects of a wide variety of administrative, financial and planning duties for the daily operation of the BHCGA.

Executive Director

The Director of Fundraising and Communications is responsible for creating and enhancing relationships with potential donors to ensure current and future funding. 

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