State Awards $2.9 Million in Catalyst Funding to Rejuvenate Downtowns Across Iowa

1 May 2019

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced that $2.9 million in Catalyst Grant funding will be awarded to 29 communities across the state. The recipients will be recognized during a special ceremony at the Rural Summit in Grinnell.

The Community Catalyst program was initiated in 2018 by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to help create fundamental, positive change in Iowa’s downtowns. The grants, $100,000 per community, assist with the redevelopment or rehabilitation of buildings to stimulate economic growth and reinvestment.

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