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Convention Financial Assistance Form

The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa has set aside funding to help individuals attend the 2023 National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind from July 1-6 in Houston, Texas. The following form must be submitted to be considered for this funding opportunity. The form can be submitted online at
or by mail to
National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
PO Box 93071
Des Moines, IA 50393

All forms must be received by May 31, 2023 to be considered, and funding recipients will be notified by June 15, 2023. Recipients will receive their funds via check at convention.

In order to receive funding, recipients need to agree to the following conditions.

  • Recipients are responsible for getting to, registering for, and ensuring they have hotel accommodations at convention.
  • Recipients are expected to attend all general sessions throughout the convention as well as the banquet on July 6.
  • Recipients are expected to work at least one shift at the affiliate exhibit table.

Application Form