Community Development

Revitalization assistance is here to help grow and preserve your community. Through programs that assist with building rehabilitation, large-scale projects, connecting rural Iowans and more, enhancing your community is easier than ever.

Empower Rural Iowa

Investing in, growing and connecting rural Iowa.

Endow Iowa

Encouraging donations to community foundations.

Enhance Iowa

Grant funds to assist projects that provide recreational, cultural, entertainment and educational attractions, as well as sports tourism.

Downtown Resource Center & Main Street Iowa

Helps communities learn about the importance of downtown development and how to implement strategies to make downtown more viable.

Downtown Revitalization Fund

Rehabilitate blighted downtown buildings.

Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Tax credits to developers who sensitively rehabilitate historic buildings to offer them new life. 

Iowa Reinvestment Districts

Grants to community leaders to fund large-scale projects including new retail establishments and new lessors. 

Nuisance Property & Abandoned Building Remediation Loan Program

Financial assistance to help communities demolish or remediate buildings

Redevelopment Tax Credits for Brownfields & Grayfields

Tax credits for redeveloping properties know as brownfield and grayfield sites.

Opportunity Zones

Tax incentives to encourage long-term, private investments in low-income census tracts.

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