Historic tax credits workshop and funding round
The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the state Department of Cultural Affairs' State Historic Preservation Office will have a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at the State Historical Building auditorium, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, to discuss changes to the Historic Preservation and Cultural Entertainment District tax credit program. As the result of legislative changes, both divisions of state government are responsible for the program, which provides state tax incentives for the rehabilitation of historic buildings. The IEDA board approved final administrative rules on Jan. 20. The workshop leads up to the next registration round, which runs April 10 to 24. Applicants can apply for the tax credit program here. A second round is anticipated for the fall. An IEDA spokesman said an estimated $22.5 million in tax credits is available for the first registration round. Click here to register for the workshop.