Certified Local Government Grant Program

    The Certified Local Government grant program is open to those Iowa cities, counties and land use districts that have signed a Certified Local Government Agreement with the State of Iowa and National Park Service. In addition, in order to be eligible to apply for this grant opportunity, the Certified Local Government must be in good standing and current in its submission of Iowa Certified Local Government annual reports.

    Eligible grant activities include:

    • National Register nominations
    • Education projects
    • Surveys
    • Planning for preservation
    • Planning projects

    How to Apply

    The 2021 Certified Local Government grant round is now open.

    All grant applications must be submitted online through Slideroom and by following the CLG grant guidelines

    The CLG grant guidelines has information about the grant application process and how to construct a successful application.

    You are strongly encouraged to submit a draft application for review and comment. The deadline for draft applications is August 14, 2020 at 11:59pm and must be submitted through Slideroom. You can expect to receive comments back in about a week.

    The deadline for final applications is September 3, 2020 at 11:59pm.

    If you have questions or need more information, please contact Paula Mohr.


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