Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program Application Workshop

October 5, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
City Hall and Community Building, 603 2nd Street, Griswold

The Iowa Economic Development Authority will provide grants through the Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program to communities for the redevelopment, rehabilitation or deconstruction of buildings to stimulate economic growth or reinvestment in the community. Strong applications will show the potential of catalytic economic growth in the community; improve appearances and safety; make use of underutilized property, exhibit appropriate design standards; and be well-funded. Economic growth may include the creation of additional jobs, growth of new or existing businesses, development of new housing units, increase property values or potential population growth. A mandatory pre-application process will precede the official grant application. A city, the eligible applicant, must apply and provide financial and/or in-kind resources. A portion of funds will be awarded to cities with populations under 1,500. Funds will be available for the rehabilitation of one commercial building per community or two adjacent buildings with the same ownership, as well as a limited number of planning grants.

The Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program will be presented at five regional application workshops. Sessions include deadlines for pre-applications and the actual formal application process. Register today to attend one of the following workshops:

October 5 – Griswold
9 a.m. - noon / City Hall and Community Building — 603 2nd Street

October 6 – Graettinger
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. / Hillcrest Golf and Country Club — 701 South Cedar Avenue

October 7 – Strawberry Point
9 a.m. - noon / Franklin Hotel and Pub  — 102 Elkader Street

October 13 – Eldora
1  - 4 p.m. / Eldora Fire Station — 2206 Washington Street

October 14 – Corydon
9 a.m. - noon / Walden Park Community Building — 501 South East Street

Pre-registration is requested by selecting the location and date. Register today at

Contact Information
Jim Thompson
Phone 515.348.6183