DNR Watershed Planning Leaf LogoFunding / 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