Useful Links


Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development


National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse


Trees Forever Homepage


Funding Opportunities

There are many creative ways that communities can find the resources necessary to fund and implement projects. Below are links to grant programs available for Iowa:

Iowa Department of Transportation Policy and Legislative Services (links to the DOT funding guide, federal funding in Iowa, and the SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users) program.)

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Grants

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Vision IowaCommunity

Development Block Grant

Main Street Iowa
Sustainability Resources

Trees Forever Funding Programs


Downloadable Reports

The following reports are available for free download:







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The following reports are available for purchase from the Iowa State University Extension Publications Store. Simply type in the Extension Publication number in the search engine to find a specific publication or browse by topic.

  • Fundraising Case Studies of Community Design and Planning Projects (ISU Extension Publication SP0311, $5.00)

  • Roadside Design in Communities: Planting Guidelines for Community Beautification (ISU Extension Publication PM 2003, $5.00)

  • Street Design in Community Contexts (ISU Extension Publication PM 2030, $8.00)