Revitalizing Downtown While Bolstering Partnerships with CDBG Dollars

| Hilton Baltimore, Key 7 | Posted: Wednesday, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

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Revitalize Main Street using CDBG Dollars

On the heels of the state’s disastrous floods in 2008, Iowa implemented an innovative downtown revitalization strategy through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to encourage comprehensive façade improvement after the flood waters receded. Iowa's CDBG administrator and Main Street Iowa staff will explore the state’s downtown revitalization uses of the CDBG program by telling the stories of five community projects and discussing their physical, economic, and program impacts.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore alternative uses of CDBG fund
  • Learn about a comprehensive strategy to downtown façade improvement
  • Discover unique avenues for local partnership
  • Explore successful project case studies


For more information contact:

Derek Lord, Iowa Economic Development Authority;

Jim Thompson, Main Street Iowa;

Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa