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Community Facilities and Services Fund

Grants to Iowa Local Governments to Enhance Community
Services for Low and Moderate-Income Residents

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Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) - Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Deadline Date:

04/19/19 11:59 PM


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Grants to Iowa municipal and county governments to address community needs through the enhancement of local services. Funding is intended to support projects benefiting low and moderate-income residents, including, but not limited to, senior centers, day care facilities, storm water mitigation, and vocational workshops.

The Community Facilities and Services grants program is funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Projects must primarily benefit low and moderate income persons, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development definition. In addition, projects must incorporate and support Iowa’s state sustainable principles. See Iowa Green Streets for guidance in Implementing Sustainable Practices at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162941

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Maximum funding requests are based on community population:

- Less than 300 and unincorporated areas may request up to $1,000 per capita (as are unincorporated areas of a county proposing direct service projects)
- Less than 1,000 may request up to $300,000
- Between 1,000 and 2,500 may request up to $500,000
- Between 2,500 and 15,000 may request up to $600,000
- Greater than 15,000 may request up to $800,000

Term of Contract:

- Project Start Date: 07/01/2019
- Project End Date: 07/01/2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All incorporated cities with populations less than 50,000 and all counties in the State, except those designated as HUD entitlement areas, are eligible to apply for and receive funds under this program.

To be eligible for funding, at least 51% of project beneficiaries (residents served by the project) must be low to moderate income. For purposes of the CDBG program, “low and moderate income” is defined at persons with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 04/19/2019 11:59 PM

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Program Contact:

Nichole Hansen

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Statewide, excluding HUD entitlement areas