Certified Local Government Grant Program

    Iowa cities, counties, and land-use districts that have signed a Certified Local Government Agreement with the State of Iowa and the National Park Service may apply for grant funding through this program to support historic preservation activities.

    The Certified Local Government must be in good standing and current in its submission of annual reports to apply for this grant opportunity.

    How to Apply

    The grant application cycle is currently closed. The next grant application cycle will begin in fall 2017.


    Manage Your Grant

    View the Grant Manual for information on how to successfully manage your project and funding.

    Use the most recent versions of State Historic Preservation Office, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and National Park Service logos on material promoting grantee projects in addition to the National Park Service Standard Acknowledgement found in the Grant Handbook.

    Promotional Information

    Send images and event details when grant funded project activity is happening. The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is dedicated to communicating the impact and value of your project activity through various communication platforms and networks.


    Grant Award History

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    Fiscal Year Applicant Project Grant Amount City County
    2013 Allamakee County National Register Nomination of Lansing’s Commercial District

    $5,000.00 Lansing Allamakee County
    2013 Burlington Preserve Iowa Summit

    $4,000.00 Burlington Des Moines
    2013 Charles City National Register Nomination of the Sherman Nursery Company Historic District

    $6,490.00 Charles City Floyd
    2013 Fort Dodge Empowering the Local Community in Historic Window Rehabilitation

    $2,451.00 Fort Dodge Webster
    2013 Greenfield National Register Nomination of the Adair County Courthouse Square Historic District

    $10,200.00 Greenfield Adair

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