The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Derelict Building Program is available for Iowa towns of 5,000 or fewer residents’ to address neglected commercial or public structures that have sat vacant for at least 6 months.
The Program’s main focus is landfill diversion through the recycling and reuse of building materials and the elimination of hazards both inside and out posed by these empty structures. Since the establishment of the program in 2011 through 2019, the program has assisted 153 communities, diverted over 70,604 tons of materials and saved over $2.6 million in landfill disposal costs.
The FY22 application deadline is Friday, February 26, 2021 for applicants who are seeking funding assistance with conducting asbestos inspections, asbestos abatement, structural engineering analysis, phase I and phase II site assessments, building deconstruction and building renovation expenses.
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