Coordinating community-based downtown revitalization efforts
The Main Street Iowa program works with a select group of communities committed to exceptionally high standards for downtown economic development. As a Main Street AmericaTM Coordinating Program, the over 50 communities in Iowa are connected to a network of 40 programs across the country representing over 1,200 communities.
Communities capitalize on the unique identity, assets and character of their historic commercial districts. Assistance includes training workshops, architectural and design assistance, business assistance, and a number of other opportunities.
- Designated Main Street Communities receive $120,000 in the first three years of the program for training, technical assistance and consulting
- From year four onward, the communities receive $15,000 each year in ongoing assistance