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2021 Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant Program Announced

June 30, 2021

As Iowa’s downtowns continue to revitalize, the Iowa Economic Development Authority has announced the 2021 Main Street Challenge Grant for building improvement projects. Downtown Partners is seeking eligible building projects in downtown Burlington, including rehabilitation, facade improvements, or new construction.

The maximum grant award is $100,000 with a minimum award of $25,000 per project. A minimum 1:1 cash match is required. Other federal or state grant program awards cannot be used to satisfy the cash match. Each of the state’s Main Street organizations may apply on behalf of one selected project.

A project proposal application at is due to Downtown Partners by Friday, July 23. From these submissions, a finalist will be chosen by the Downtown Partners board, and the organization will work with them to submit a full application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority by September 08. Please note that there can be no deadline extensions, and Burlington is not guaranteed funding in this program. Work already begun is not eligible for grant funding.

Downtown Partners, Inc., is a division of the Greater Burlington Partnership. Downtown Partners, Inc. is a volunteer-driven Main Street Program established to preserve and revitalize downtown Burlington while improving the quality of life for the community.


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Contact Amy Moyner, Downtown Partners


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