Beautification Grant

Applications are closed for 2014. Check back in January 2015.

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.

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, 2014. 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 bjackson@keepiowabeautiful.com. 

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

Beautification Grants Awarded for 2013

$80,000 Awarded to 17 Iowa Communities:

Garland Hotel Restoration, Bedford - $4,900

Freedom Rock/Park, Corning - $4,565

Educational Garden, Rosehill - $3,480

Fayette/Volga River Trail, Fayette - $5,000

Community Garden, Fonda - $4,906

City Entrance Signage, Hills - $5,000

Gardens of Greene County, Jefferson - $5,000

Sally's Alley, Jefferson - $5,000

Rain Garden, Jewell - $5,000

Beautification & Recycling, Laurens - $3,011

Hwy 141 Beautification, Manning - $5,000

Operation Clean Stream, Dallas County - $2,550

Park Beautification, Pisgah - $5,000

Duck Pond Revitaliation, Rockwell City- $5,000

Welcome Sign/Trailhead Enhancement, Shenandoah - $5,000

Rose Garden Improvements, State Center - $1,500

Central Park Revitalization, Sully - $5,000

Sweet Water Recreational Trail, Tripoli - $5,000