webinar will be held on Friday, April 15, at 10 a.m. to explain the program and answer questions from potential applicants. If you are unable to join the webinar live, the recording will be posted on the IEDA website under the Resources section of each individual fund page.

On April 6th, Governor Reynolds announced a $100 million investment in a new program called Destination Iowa. The program will provide grants to help communities fund quality of life and tourism projects.

“Communities in all corners of the state are creating unique destinations that give visitors a reason to explore and residents a reason to stay,” said Governor Reynolds. “Destination Iowa will help more communities across the state move forward in their efforts to boost tourism and economic growth while enhancing the quality of life for Iowans.” 

Applications will be accepted starting May 9th, funded projects must be completed by June 30th, 2026.

Funding Programs:

Economically Significant Development 

Outdoor Recreation 

Tourism Attraction 

Creative Placemaking