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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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Preserve Iowa Summit Burlington Burlington Des Moines 2013 $4,000.00
Preserve Iowa Summit 2016 Davenport Davenport Scott 2016 $12,000.00
Preserve Iowa Summit 2017 Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Webster 2016 $12,000.00
Preserve Iowa Summit 2021 Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Commission Council Bluffs Pottawattamie 2020 $12,500.00
Preserve Iowa Summit 2022 Mason City Historic Preservation Commission Mason City Cerro Gordo 2021 $12,000.00
Protection Planning for Prehistoric Mounds and Environs at Four Mounds Park Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission Dubuque Dubuque 2019 $7,710.00
Recognizing Non-Extant Historical Sites in the Fort Dodge Downtown Historic District Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Webster 2015 $6,850.00
Reconnaissance level architectural and historical survey of Jefferson Township, including Wayland and Coppock Henry County Henry 2015 $15,000.00
Reconnaissance Survey Jones County Jones 2017 $14,780.00
Reconnaissance-level Survey of Rural Adams County Adams County Historic Preservation Commission Adams 2019 $12,000.00
Rehabilitation Plan for the Madison County Courthouse Madison County Madison 2017 $19,800.00
Schmidt Building Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use Plan Manning Historic Preservation Commission Manning Carroll 2020 $13,500.00
Seth Dayton House Dallas County Dallas 2016 $12,100.00
Seth Dayton Stagecoach Inn National Register Nomination Dallas County Historic Preservation Commission Dallas 2020 $6,000.00
Spencer Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines Spencer Historic Preservation Commission Spencer Clay 2020 $12,480.00
Structural Engineering Plan for the Sullivan Opera House McGregor McGregor Clayton 2017 $6,200.00
Survey of Country Schools and Churches Muscatine County Historic Preservation Commission Muscatine 2020 $8,183.00
Washington Miller/Center-Soll Intensive Survey Des Moines Des Moines Polk 2014 $5,900.00
West Liberty Fairgrounds Amphitheater Planning Project Muscatine County Historic Preservation Commission West Liberty Muscatine 2022 $9,600.00
Winterset Courthouse Square Survey Madison County Winterset Madison 2013 $11,900.00