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  • IDNR Water Trail Enhancement Grants – ($500,000) are available competitively for water trail enhancement cost-share grants. Local divisions of Iowa government are encouraged to apply for cost-share assistance for infrastructure or infrastructure improvements along state designated water trails or water trails on track for state designation (Eligible: local governments). For more information, click here.  Applications are due by December 5, 2023.
  • IEDA Certified Local Government Program (CLG) – Program to fund technical assistance, planning, consultants, and other historic preservation projects, including studies, historic registry nominations, and more. (Eligible: local governments with historic preservation commissions in good standing). For more information, click here.  Applications are due by December 15, 2023.
  • All American City Awards – AAC brings together communities from across the country and provides an opportunity for innovative leaders and passionate citizens to connect with and learn from their peers. The Award shines a light on communities that are working to tackle tough issues and lifts these places up for national recognition. For more information, click here. Letter of intent is due by December 14, 2023, with application due by February 13, 2024.
  • USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) – Grants for investment in private businesses and agricultural producers to make their enterprises more energy efficient or to install renewable systems.  With the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, this program has been improved and better funded, so now is the time to apply. (Eligible: private for-profit entities). For more information, click here.  Quarterly beginning December 31, 2023.
  • Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) – The goal of this Iowa DOT funded program is to provide an avenue for smaller cities, less than 10,000 population, to be able to obtain a basic work zone sign package that is in compliance with the 2009 MUTCD and to make their work zones safer for operations personnel and motorists. For more information, click here. Applications are due by December 31, 2023.