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Secretary Naig announces availability of grants for urban water quality projects


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is now accepting pre-applications for cost-share grant funding to support urban conservation projects. “Communities of all sizes can utilize urban conservation cost-share grants for locally led projects that help manage stormwater, reduce runoff and improve water quality,” Naig said in a prepared statement. “Whether a community is pursuing a first-time project or looking to build upon larger ongoing efforts, these grants will aid in the acceleration of our statewide water quality progress.” Examples of eligible urban conservation projects include bioretention cells, bioswales, native landscaping, permeable pavement, rain gardens, tree trenches and wetlands. Cities, counties, county conservation boards, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, other units of government, not-for-profit non-governmental organizations, public water supply utilities and watershed management organizations are eligible to submit pre-applications. Pre-applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17. For more information, click here

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