Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants are available for brick-and-mortar building projects that contribute to the development of designated Main Street Iowa districts.
Highly competitive applications include:
• Comprehensive building rehabilitation projects that provide increased business, housing or job opportunities.
• Projects that incorporate quality design and preservation-based strategies.
• Projects that support local revitalization efforts and stimulate additional district investment.
• Projects that are well planned and achievable within the two-year grant contract period.