Beautification Grant

Application Deadline for 2015 is March 20.

General Information

Applicant Eligibility: any public or nonprofit organization in a community of 5,000 or under is eligible to apply for and receive funds for a community beautification project. Private, for-profit business and individuals are not eligible. Proof of nonprofit status is required.

2015 Beautification Application 2015 Beautification Application (76 KB)

Requesting your Reimbursement Grant Dollars

If you are a grant recipient, please note that your invoices, receipts and bills must be an expenditure after July 1, 2015. Once you have collected the equivalent amount of bills, for what your organization has been awarded, please mail a copy to this address:
Keep Iowa Beautiful
Attn: Beautification Grant
300 East Locust, Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Please include your organization name, project title, contact information and a project update along with your bills. If you prefer to email all of your information in, you may do so as well. Just make sure to scan in the copies of your expenditures and attach it to the email. We love project photos, so if you have some, please include them and we just might promote them on our website or Facebook page. You may email your information to Bill Jackson at

Beautification Grants Awarded for 2014

City of North English - $5,000

Fonda Hometown Pride - $4,925

Shellsburg Area Community Group - $4,950

City of Prairie City - $5,000

City of Center Point - $5,000

City Schaller Visioning Committee - $5,000

Steamboat Rock Visionary Group - $5,000

Dora Taylor Community Trust - $3,500

Lovers' Lane Trail Extension - $1,858

City of Elkader - $2,652

Rockwell City Chamber & Development - $5,000

City of Missouri Valley - $5,000

Story City Greater Ghamber Connection - $5,000

Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation - $4,600

Keokuk County Historical Society - $5,000

City of Keosauqua - $3,969

Montrose Riverfront, Inc. - $4,653

City of Guthrie Center - $3,893

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