DES MOINES The next round of funding for the 2014 Derelict Building Grant program is open for applications through Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. The program was instituted by statute to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less to deconstruct or renovate abandoned commercial and public structures.
Funding is awarded annually on a competitive basis. A committee from the Iowa DNR, Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations, Iowa Recycling Association, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Keep Iowa Beautiful selects the projects for funding. The Environmental Protection Commission's approval is required for all projects costing more than $25,000.