Rural Scale-Up Grant Program
Supporting creative solutions addressing issues and challenges faced by rural communities
The Rural Scale-Up Grant program aims to support the replication and spread of creative solutions that are addressing current issues and challenges faced by rural communities. This program is a result of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative.
In 2020, the Center for Rural Revitalization, a division of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), launched the Rural Innovation Grant program, supporting creative and unique solutions to rural challenges. Over the past three funding cycles, grant recipients have illustrated best practices that are now primed for sharing across the state. Funding from the Scale-Up Grant program will assist other communities with the opportunity to implement these solutions.