Acceptance into the Certified Local Government Program makes your community eligible for funding, training, technical assistance and access to a supportive network of other preservation-minded communities.


Iowa receives an annual appropriation from the Federal Historic Preservation Fund and at least 10% of that federal funding available to participants of the Certified Local Government Program in the form of grants. Certified Local Governments also qualify for Historical Resource Development Program grants.

Training and Technical Assistance

Certified Local Governments are eligible for historic preservation training and technical assistance from the State Historic Preservation Office of Iowa.

Historic Preservation Network

Iowa is proud to have the largest Certified Local Government program in the country. Join more than 100 other communities that have embraced historic preservation as an effective tool for revitalizing, preserving and increasing awareness of their unique cultural heritage.