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GRANTS DUE IN APRIL

*Check back regularly as grants will be updated as information becomes available*

  • EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program (CPRG) – Awards to develop the regional East Central Iowa Climate Action Plan. Cities, counties, and local organizations are invited to join a webinar to learn about the CPRG planning process and climate action implementation grants. There will be a brief presentation and time for questions and discussion. For more information, click here.  Applications are due by April 1, 2024.
  • Region 3 STBG Fund – This STBG application is to be used by any entity seeking funding assistance for inclusion into the Federal Fiscal Year 2025-2028 Regional Transportation Improvement Program and Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for qualified federal aid eligible Surface Transportation Block Grant Projects (STBG). For more information, click here. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2024. 
  • Region 3 Iowa TAP Funds – The Region 3 TAP application is to be used for any qualifying Transportation Alternatives Project for the federal fiscal year 2025-2028. For more information, click here. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2024. 
  • Iowa CDBG Water and Sewer Fund – Funds awarded through this annual competitive program assist cities and counties with projects such as sanitary sewer system improvements, water system improvements, water and wastewater treatment facility projects, storm sewer projects related to sanitary sewer system improvements and rural water connections. For more information, click here. Applications are due by April 1, 2023.
  • Community Catalyst Building Remediation (IA) – Through the Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program, the Iowa Economic Development Authority will provide grants to communities for the redevelopment, rehabilitation or deconstruction of buildings to stimulate economic growth or reinvestment in the community.  Strong applications will show the potential of catalytic economic growth in the community; improve appearances & safety; make use of underutilized property, exhibit appropriate design standards; and be well-funded.  Economic growth may include the creation of additional jobs, growth of new or existing businesses, development of new housing units, increase in property values, or potential population growth. For more information, click here. Applications are due by April 15, 2023, with a letter of intent due by January 27, 2023.
  • South Dakota Community Access Road Grants (SD) – This program is a means for small towns to pave or reconstruct important local roads such as their Main Street. For more information, click here. Applications are due by April 15, 2023.
  • South Dakota Industrial Park Road Grants – This program is a means to assist cities and towns that have a new industry coming to their community and need new or expanded access to the industry. For more information, click here. Applications are due by April 15, 2023.
  • Iowa Women’s Foundation Core Grants – Provides $25,000 grants to shatter one of the six barriers – employment, childcare, housing, education/training, transportation and mentoring – to women’s economic self-sufficiency.  One grant will be awarded in each category.  For more information, click here.  Applications are due by April 28, 2023.
  • CDBG Downtown Revitalization (IA) -provides grants to communities for activities contributing to comprehensive revitalization in historic city centers or core downtown areas. The program is primarily focused on building façade improvements to privately owned buildings in downtowns. Buildings with first-floor residential use are prohibited from program participation.  Work on roofs, for up to 40% of that building’s total costs, is also eligible. For more information, click here.  Applications are due by April 30, 2023.
  • CDBG Housing Upper Story Conversion (IA) – This program funds activities limited to existing buildings to either rehabilitate un-occupiable units or convert existing spaces into new units. All spaces must be vacant and un-occupiable at the time of application and for a period of at least five (5) years. For more information, click here.  Applications are due by April 30, 2023.
  • Nebraska DOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) – The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is seeking projects to be funded using Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds. Eligible projects must meet one or more of these eligibilities and must relate to surface transportation: 1) Construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other nonmotorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq).  2) Construction, planning, and design of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs. 3) Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other nonmotorized transportation users. 4)Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas. 5) Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities. 6) Construction of Complete Street/Safe Streets for All improvements.  For more information, click here.  Applications are due by April 30, 2023.