Grants to Iowa cities to rehabilitate, redevelop, or deconstruct underutilized residential or commercial structures. Prospective applicants must complete a pre-application process prior to applying. The purpose of the program is to encourage economic growth and investment in the community.
Strong applications will show the potential of catalytic economic growth in the community; improve appearances and 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 property values, or potential population growth.Funds are available for the rehabilitation of one commercial building per community or two buildings with same ownership that are adjacent.Deconstruction is allowed in dire situations or for safety reasons.grants for minorities

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