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The Certified Local Government grant program is open to those Iowa cities, counties and land use districts that have signed a Certified Local Government Agreement with the State of Iowa and National Park Service. In order to be eligible to apply for this grant opportunity, the Certified Local Government must also be in good standing and current in its submission of Iowa Certified Local Government annual reports.

Eligible grant activities include:

  • National Register nominations
  • Education projects
  • Surveys
  • Planning for preservation
  • Planning and predevelopment projects

How to Apply

The 2023 Certified Local Government grant round is now open.

All grant applications must be submitted online through SlideRoom and by following the CLG grant guidelines.

The CLG grant guidelines has information about the grant application process and how to construct a successful application.

You can submit a draft application for review and comment. The deadline for draft applications is August 12, 2022 at 11:59pm and must be submitted through SlideRoom. You can expect to receive comments back in about a week. 

The deadline for final applications is September 6, 2022 at 11:59pm.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact

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Grant Awards History

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2014 Preserve Iowa Summit Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Linn 2014 $10,000.00
2015 Preserve Iowa Summit Madison County Winterset Madison 2015 $11,200.00
2018 FORUM Des Moines Des Moines Polk 2017 $12,000.00
2019 Preserve Iowa Summit Newton Newton Jasper 2018 $12,500.00
2020 Preserve Iowa Summit Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission Dubuque Dubuque 2019 $12,000.00
A Great and Historic American Main Street (Intensive Survey of Downtown) Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Blackhawk 2014 $13,000.00
Adel Public Square Historic District Bronze Plaques Adel Historic Preservation Commission Adel Dallas 2020 $1,500.00
Archaeological Survey of a Possible Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Ridged Corn Field Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Winneshiek 2014 $11,354.00
Archaeological Testing of the 1839-43 Meskwaki Village of Wacoshashe and Poweshiek, Iowa County Amana Land Use District Amana Land Use District 2014 $12,001.00
Bever Woods Intensive Survey Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission Cedar Rapids Linn 2019 $18,000.00
Bever Woods National Register Nomination Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission Cedar Rapids Linn 2021 $10,800.00
Chapter 18 and Historic Design Guidelines Additions Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission Cedar Rapids Linn 2022 $12,000.00
Chautauqua Park Historic District Rehabilitation Plan Sac City Sac City Sac 2018 $15,000.00
Citywide Historic Preservation Plan Des Moines Historic Preservation Commission Des Moines Polk 2021 $25,000.00
Conservation Plan for the Summit Street Monument Iowa City Iowa City Johnson 2018 $3,500.00
Design Guidelines for Guttenberg Front Street Historic District Guttenberg Historic Preservation Commission Guttenberg Clayton 2022 $10,200.00
Design Guidelines for the Greenfield, Public Square Historic District Greenfield Historic Preservation Commission Greenfield Adair 2019 $12,611.00
Design Guidelines for the Osceola Commercial Historic District Osceola Historic Preservation Commission Osceola Clarke 2020 $10,134.00
Downtown National Register Nomination Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Black Hawk 2016 $8,000.00
Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, Iowa Phase 1 Archeological Survey and National Register Nomination Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque 2015 $15,000.00