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Iowa’s Rural Heritage Revitalization Grants

In the fall of 2020, the State Historic Preservation Office created Iowa’s Rural Heritage Revitalization Grants with funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Paul Burhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program.

The federal program formerly known as the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program was renamed in 2019 to honor the legacy of Bruhn, an influential preservationist from Vermont. But the program’s objective remains the same: to rehabilitate and protect significant historic and, in doing so, foster economic development in rural communities.

Iowa’s Rural Heritage Revitalization Grants support physical preservation projects, including architectural and engineering services. The grants are designed to help fund the rehabilitation of National Register-listed properties in Iowa’s rural communities and are selected through a competitive process.

This grant is no longer acccepting applications. 


Please email The staff of the State Historic Preservation Office will be happy to help.

Grant Awards History

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Project Title Sort descending Applicant City County Fiscal year Grant Amount
1929 Japanese Garden at the Laura Musser McColm Historic District City of Muscatine and the Muscatine Art Center Muscatine Muscatine 2021 $122,402.00
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Station City of Creston Creston Union 2021 $114,800.00
Inn at Motor Mill near Elkader Clayton County Clayton 2021 $125,000.00
Keokuk Union Depot City of Keokuk Keokuk Lee 2021 $112,798.00
Winneshiek County Courthouse in Decorah Winneshiek County Decorah Winneshiek 2021 $125,000.00