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Certified Local Government Grant Program

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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Project Title Applicant City County Fiscal year Grant Amount Sort descending
Pre-Development Project for the Sullivan Opera House McGregor McGregor Clayton 2014 $12,500.00
Design Guidelines for the Greenfield, Public Square Historic District Greenfield Historic Preservation Commission Greenfield Adair 2019 $12,611.00
Pioneer Cemeteries Ground-Penetrating Radar Survey Adams County Historic Preservation Commission Adams 2022 $12,760.00
A Great and Historic American Main Street (Intensive Survey of Downtown) Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Blackhawk 2014 $13,000.00
Intensive Survey of Creston’s Downtown Creston Historic Preservation Commission Creston Union 2020 $13,439.00
Schmidt Building Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use Plan Manning Historic Preservation Commission Manning Carroll 2020 $13,500.00
National Register Nomination for the First Avenue East and West Historic Districts Newton Historic Preservation Commission Newton Jasper 2019 $13,500.00
Intensive Survey for Chautauqua Park/Ridgewood Ames Historic Preservation Commission Ames Story 2022 $14,000.00
Reconnaissance Survey Jones County Jones 2017 $14,780.00
Heritage Hill Design Guidelines Burlington Burlington Des Moines 2017 $14,950.00
Intensive Survey for Downtown Sioux City Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission Sioux City Woodbury 2021 $15,000.00
Chautauqua Park Historic District Rehabilitation Plan Sac City Sac City Sac 2018 $15,000.00
Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, Iowa Phase 1 Archeological Survey and National Register Nomination Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque 2015 $15,000.00
Pre-Development Project for the County Jail Muscatine County Muscatine Muscatine 2016 $15,000.00
Reconnaissance level architectural and historical survey of Jefferson Township, including Wayland and Coppock Henry County Henry 2015 $15,000.00
Historic 2nd Floor Accessibility Planning Spencer Historic Preservation Commission Spencer Clay 2022 $15,062.00
Pre-Development Project for the Poor Farm and Asylum Johnson County Iowa City Johnson 2016 $17,000.00
Bever Woods Intensive Survey Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission Cedar Rapids Linn 2019 $18,000.00
Rehabilitation Plan for the Madison County Courthouse Madison County Madison 2017 $19,800.00
Citywide Historic Preservation Plan Des Moines Historic Preservation Commission Des Moines Polk 2021 $25,000.00