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.

    Please note that the Certified Local Government grant program is open only 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 addition, in order to be eligible to apply for this grant opportunity, the Certified Local Government must 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 projects

    How to Apply

    All grant applications must be submitted online by following the instructions below.

    You are strongly encouraged to submit a draft application for review and comment. The deadline for draft applications is August 14, 2017. You can expect to receive comments back in about a week.

    The deadline for final applications is September 1, 2017.

    1. Read the guidelines.
    2. Submit a draft application for review and comment.
    3. Complete the final application.

    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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