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Iowa Rural Housing Assessment Grant

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Iowa Economic Development Authority
Jan 31, 2023

Liesl Seabert


This program provides funding to rural Iowa communities to conduct housing assessment data collection activities and participate in the Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Rural Housing Assessment Readiness Workshop. Funds must be used to complete a housing assessment report and workshop, or to implement workshop outcomes through changes to development codes, local ordinances, and housing incentives specific to the housing development needs of their community.


Local city and county governments, or federally recognized tribal governments located in Iowa are eligible to apply. Eligible communities must have a population of less than 20,000 and not be contiguous to a city with a population greater than 40,000.

County-wide applications will be accepted if the county is one of the 88 least-populous counties in Iowa.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $10,000 per city or county included in the application.

A $5,000 cash match per city is required.

Application process

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

Additional guidance is available on the Iowa Economic Development website.

An eligible city may submit an application that includes one or more partners and may apply on behalf of an entire eligible county if it is one of the 88 least-populous counties in Iowa.

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Community and economic development · Housing and homelessness · Needs assessment methods and resources · Iowa

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