Watershed Funding / Financial Resources - Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership

Watershed Funding / Financial Resources

Municipal / County Funding Sources

Stormwater Utility
Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District
Local Option Sales Tax
Hotel / Motel Tax (recreational opportunities)
Land and Lake Legacy Bonding - Polk County example

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Development & Planning Assistance
Watershed Improvement Review Board
Water Protection Fund / Watershed Protection Fund

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Vision Iowa - River Enhancement Community Attraction and Tourism
Community Development Block Grants (subject to Green Streets Criteria)

Iowa Department of Natural Resources - All DNR Grants

Grant Programs
319 Watershed Planning Grant
319 Watershed Implementation Grant
604(b) Funding for COGs, MPOs and possibly Watershed Management Authorities


Land and Water Conservation Fund
Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Funding


Loan Program
Clean Water State Revolving Fund


State Soil Conservation Commission

Research and Demonstration Grant Program

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Education Sub-Grants
Environmental Justice Grants
Urban Waters

National Forest Service

Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share


Ducks Unlimited
Keep Iowa Beautiful - Community Beautification Grants
Pheasants Forever
Trees Forever - Working Watersheds Buffers & Beyond

Private Foundations

Community Foundation, if present
McKnight Foundation
Walton Foundation

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