Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
Grants of up to $20,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Iowa government agencies, individuals, corporations, and other dam owners to reduce the dangers on aquatic trails improve habitats. The goal of the program is to minimize hazards by installing warning signs, constructing portage trails, and modifying or removing low-head dams. When possible, applicants should include fish passages, recreational improvements, or stream habitat restoration in their projects.
Medium project eligibility: Proposals with scope resulting in restoration/ engineering design at least to preliminary design level, preferably to the permitted level. Construction costs related to modification or removal of hazardous dams. Note that requests for project elements eligible under “D1. Exploratory” can be included in the same application.
Large project eligibility: Proposals resulting in contracted construction costs, biddable construction plans and specifications, and contracted inspection costs related to modification or removal of hazardous dams. Requests should not exceed the total amount listed on the DNR website that is allocated to the grant program.
GrantWatch ID#: 135077
Dam warning signage system or portage projects: Warning signage and dam portage projects can receive up to 50 percent state cost-share, with a maximum of $50,000 program share per project site.
Exploratory phase dam mitigation projects: Exploratory-phase projects can be considered for proposed program requests up to $20,000. The maximum program cost-share is 50 percent.
Medium and large dam mitigation projects: Medium to large projects shall include proposed program requests over $20,000. The maximum state cost-share is 50 percent.
Funds must be applied to intended use within three years of award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail applications to:
502 E 9TH ST
Des Moines IA 50319
Questions may be addressed to:
Nate Hoogeveen, River Programs
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