Opportunities for state funding are available now!
Thanks to YOUR advocacy, OUR voices for Iowa rivers was STRENGTHENED this session and a budget line item was restored to support mitigation and enhancement efforts around the state!
If your community is looking to revive the riverfront, consider applying for a Dam Mitigation Grant or a Water Trail Enhancement Grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s Rivers Program. Projects like these can spearhead economic development, workforce development, recreational opportunities and tourism.
For more information, visit the Iowa DNR’s website.
The Iowa Legislature appropriated funds for fiscal year 2018 for the development of dam mitigation and water trail projects. A portion the funds ($200,000 for this fiscal year) are available competitively for dam mitigation cost-share grants. Dam owners and other eligible entities are encouraged to apply for cost-share assistance for projects that reduce recreational hazards and enhance aquatic species connectivity.
The Iowa Legislature appropriated funds for fiscal year 2018 for the development of dam mitigation and water trail projects. A portion of the funds ($130,000 this fiscal year) are available competitively for water trail enhancement cost-share grants. Local divisions of Iowa government are encouraged to apply for cost-share assistance for infrastructure or infrastructure improvements along state designated water trails or water trails on track for state designation.