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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 Sort descending Fiscal year Grant Amount
Intensive Level Survey & Evaluation for S. 8th Street Historic District Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Pottawattamie 2015 $9,650.00
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
Preserve Iowa Summit 2016 Davenport Davenport Scott 2016 $12,000.00
Intensive Survey for Chautauqua Park/Ridgewood Ames Historic Preservation Commission Ames Story 2022 $14,000.00
Intensive Survey of Creston’s Downtown Creston Historic Preservation Commission Creston Union 2020 $13,439.00
Nomination of the Ottumwa Downtown Ottumwa Ottumwa Wapello 2015 $5,028.00
Planning for Preservation Project Warren County Historic Preservation Commission Warren 2021 $10,800.00
Nomination for West Side Residential Neighborhood Washington Washington Washington 2017 $9,400.00
Historic Windows Rehabilitation Workshop Washington Washington Washington 2015 $5,548.00
Recognizing Non-Extant Historical Sites in the Fort Dodge Downtown Historic District Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Webster 2015 $6,850.00
Historic Building Needs Assessment and Rehabilitation Plan for the Historic Coppin AME Chapel Fort Dodge Historic Preservation Commission Fort Dodge Webster 2021 $12,084.00
Preserve Iowa Summit 2017 Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Webster 2016 $12,000.00
Empowering the Local Community in Historic Window Rehabilitation Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Webster 2013 $2,451.00
Archaeological Survey of a Possible Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Ridged Corn Field Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Winneshiek 2014 $11,354.00
National Register Nomination of Decorah’s Smith Memorial Hospital Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission Decorah Winneshiek 2022 $3,900.00
Hubbard Park Nomination and 2023 Preserve Iowa Summit Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission Sioux City Woodbury 2022 $9,000.00
Intensive Survey for Downtown Sioux City Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission Sioux City Woodbury 2021 $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