Help developing community infrastructure is available here. Whatever your mission, whether it’s developing community through housing and expanding opportunities, providing tax benefits to developers to provide housing in Iowa communities or sustainable land use, it’s available below. You can also learn more about grants.
Community Development Block Grant Programs
Developing viable communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes.
Nonprofit Innovation Fund
The Nonprofit Innovation Fund is a $20 million investment to assist nonprofit organizations meet the increased demand for resources following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal monies are allocated to states during times of disaster.
Workforce Housing Tax Credit
Provides tax benefits to developers to provide housing in Iowa communities.
Disaster Workforce Housing Tax Credit
Tax credits for qualified housing projects in counties with a Presidential Disaster declaration.
Annexation, Discontinuance & Land Planning
The City Development Board reviews cities’ requests for boundary changes, approves and denies requests, and maintains records on city development actions.
Sustainable Land Use Planning
Helping communities make decisions supporting sustainable land use.
Food insecurity Infrastructure Fund
Investing in food bank infrastructure to help more Iowans in need get access to fresh, nutritious food.