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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 Sort descending City County Fiscal year Grant Amount
National Register nomination of Newton’s Downtown Historic District Newton Newton Jasper 2013 $8,225.00
2019 Preserve Iowa Summit Newton Newton Jasper 2018 $12,500.00
National Register Nomination for the First Avenue East and West Historic Districts Newton Historic Preservation Commission Newton Jasper 2019 $13,500.00
Intensive Survey and Evaluation of Downtown Osceola Osceola Osceola Clarke 2013 $11,702.00
Design Guidelines for the Osceola Commercial Historic District Osceola Historic Preservation Commission Osceola Clarke 2020 $10,134.00
Nomination of the Ottumwa Downtown Ottumwa Ottumwa Wapello 2015 $5,028.00
Preservation Plan for the First Hy-Vee Store Ringgold County Historic Preservation Commission Beaconsfield Ringgold 2022 $8,850.00
Planning for Preservation Project Ringgold County Historic Preservation Commission Ringgold 2022 $9,413.00
Chautauqua Park Historic District Rehabilitation Plan Sac City Sac City Sac 2018 $15,000.00
Legacy of the Past: A Self-Guided Driving Tour of Historic Jackson Street Sioux City Sioux City Woodbury 2015 $3,000.00
Intensive Survey for Downtown Sioux City Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission Sioux City Woodbury 2021 $15,000.00
Hubbard Park Nomination and 2023 Preserve Iowa Summit Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission Sioux City Woodbury 2022 $9,000.00
Spencer Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines Spencer Historic Preservation Commission Spencer Clay 2020 $12,480.00
Historic 2nd Floor Accessibility Planning Spencer Historic Preservation Commission Spencer Clay 2022 $15,062.00
Planning for Preservation Project State Center Historic Preservation Commission State Center Marshall 2021 $7,000.00
Planning for Preservation Project Warren County Historic Preservation Commission Warren 2021 $10,800.00
Historic Windows Rehabilitation Workshop Washington Washington Washington 2015 $5,548.00
Nomination for West Side Residential Neighborhood Washington Washington Washington 2017 $9,400.00
Intensive Survey of the Smokey Row Neighborhood Waterloo Waterloo Black Hawk 2018 $10,000.00
National Register Nomination of Decorah’s Smith Memorial Hospital Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission Decorah Winneshiek 2022 $3,900.00