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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 Sort ascending Grant Amount
Old Town Neighborhood Historic District Dubuque Dubuque Dubuque 2014 $4,500.00
Archaeological Survey of a Possible Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Ridged Corn Field Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Winneshiek 2014 $11,354.00
National Register nomination of the Downtown Commercial District Nomination Manning Manning Carroll 2014 $10,500.00
Pre-Development Project for the Sullivan Opera House McGregor McGregor Clayton 2014 $12,500.00
Archaeological Testing of the 1839-43 Meskwaki Village of Wacoshashe and Poweshiek, Iowa County Amana Land Use District Amana Land Use District 2014 $12,001.00
A Great and Historic American Main Street (Intensive Survey of Downtown) Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Blackhawk 2014 $13,000.00
2014 Preserve Iowa Summit Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Linn 2014 $10,000.00
Washington Miller/Center-Soll Intensive Survey Des Moines Des Moines Polk 2014 $5,900.00
National Register Nomination of Lansing’s Commercial District Allamakee County Lansing Allamakee County 2013 $5,000.00
Preserve Iowa Summit Burlington Burlington Des Moines 2013 $4,000.00
National Register Nomination of the Sherman Nursery Company Historic District Charles City Charles City Floyd 2013 $6,490.00
Empowering the Local Community in Historic Window Rehabilitation Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Webster 2013 $2,451.00
National Register Nomination of the Adair County Courthouse Square Historic District Greenfield Greenfield Adair 2013 $10,200.00
Murray Hall Rehabilitation Planning Harrison County Little Sioux Harrison 2013 $6,065.00
National Register Nomination of the Johnson County Poor Farm Johnson County Iowa City Johnson 2013 $7,668.00
National Register nomination of Wapsipinicon State Park Jones County near Anamosa Jones 2013 $7,350.00
Winterset Courthouse Square Survey Madison County Winterset Madison 2013 $11,900.00
Predevelopment Project for the Historic First National Bank of McGregor McGregor McGregor Clayton 2013 $10,000.00
National Register nomination of Newton’s Downtown Historic District Newton Newton Jasper 2013 $8,225.00
Intensive Survey and Evaluation of Downtown Osceola Osceola Osceola Clarke 2013 $11,702.00