Historic Preservation Grant Program

The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission oversees the Historic Preservation Grant Program. Grant applications for the FY17 grant cycle are currently being accepted. 

​FY17 Historic Preservation Grant Program

The deadline to apply for the FY17 grant cycle is March 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Please read the application carefully because it includes information on eligibility and the types of projects that are eligible for funding. Only non-profit organizations located in Linn County, Iowa, are eligible to apply. Individuals are not eligible. Due to legal restrictions, Iowa Code Section 331.901(5), organizations under ecclesiastical or sectarian management are not eligible for Linn County grant funds.

Previously funded projects must be complete and reporting requirements must be met in order to apply for funding.

Projects must be designed for the purpose of collecting and preserving historical materials, artifacts, places, or structures, including National Register of Historic Places nominations; maintaining a historical library or collection; conducting historical studies or research; issuing educational publications (not membership newsletters); providing public lectures of historical interest; attending historic preservation conferences; or otherwise disseminating a knowledge of the history of the area to the general public.

A grant briefing will be held March 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. for applicants interested in applying for the FY17 Historic Preservation Grant. The briefing will be held at the Coggon Center, 408 E Linn Street in Coggon. Attendance is not required; however, attendees should email joi.alexander@linncounty.org to reserve a spot.

FY17 Historic Preservation Grant Application 

Grant Scoring Matrix - used by grant reviewers

Property Condition Worksheet - to be filled out by applicants requesting funding for structural projects (including but not limited to roofs, tuckpointing, painting, windows, flooring, wallpaper, doors, etc.)

Historic Preservation Grant 5-year funding history

FY16 Final Reports​

Final reports for the FY16 Historic Preservation Grant Program must be received by March 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Organizations must complete their grant-funded projects and be current on the reporting requirements to be eligible for future grant funding. 

For questions, call 319-892-5118 or email joi.alexander@linncounty.org.