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Community Catalyst Application Workshop

September 26, 2023
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Farmers Mutual – 1010 Main Street

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) provides grants through the Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program to communities for the redevelopment, rehabilitation of vacant or underutilized 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 and safety; make use of underutilized property
  • Exhibit appropriate design standards
  • 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.

A mandatory pre-application process will precede the official grant application. A city, the eligible applicant, must apply and provide financial and/or in-kind resources. A portion of funds will be awarded to cities with populations under 1,500. Funds will be available for the rehabilitation of one commercial building per community or two adjacent buildings with the same ownership.

IEDA is offering four regional application workshops across the state. Workshops will include program details, deadlines for pre-applications and the actual formal application process. Pre-registration is encouraged.

September 20 
Perry - 1:00-3:00 p.m. / Hotel Pattee – 1112 Willis Avenue

September 21
Fairfield - 10:00-Noon / Fairfield Public Library – 104 W. Adams Avenue

September 22
Independence - 10:00-Noon / Allerton Brewing Company – 110 1st Street E.

September 26 
Hull - 1:00-3:00 p.m. / Farmers Mutual – 1010 Main Street