From Iowa State University - News and other information on Community and Economic Development (CED).
The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) offers a variety of programs that address a continuum of housing needs, from homeless assistance to multifamily rental and homeownership.
Offers publications and resources on various topics such as electric, gas, water, wastewater, and stormwater.
Provides links to resources for communities on public education, public participation, construction site runoff control, illicit discharge prevention, post construction, and pollution prevention.
Rainscaping Iowa's website offers extensive info on best management practices related to stormwater management, including links to publications.
Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA) works to educate its members and the public about the benefits of quality onsite, or “septic,” wastewater systems.
The website of the Energy Division found within the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The Energy Division at IEDA is focused on creating long-term economic growth opportunities for Iowans through energy efficiency improvements, investment in clean energy and biofuels, and supporting sound energy policies.
Provided by the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency (IAEE) - A number of educational opportunities on energy efficiency is detailed on their website.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) website provides information about grants, education opportunities, and links to parks and recreation publications.
The Iowa Park and Recreation Association's mission is to support the enhancement of park, recreation and conservation opportunities through education, resource tools and advocacy. A link to their website is provided.
The Main Street Iowa Program's mission is to improve the social and economic well-being of Iowa's communities. Please follow the link for more information.
The Iowa League of Cities is a membership-based organization that advocates for municipalities and provides resources such as publications and trainings for its members.
The Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) offers a wide variety of services, which can be found on their website.
Many Councils of Governments (COGs) provide housing assistance programs, although program details vary by region.
Community Housing Initiatives, Inc. (CHI) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and has been designated a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) for the entire State of Iowa. CHI focuses on increasing affordable housing across the state. They provide planning services, feasibility studies, and more.
A number of resources from the American Planning Association (APA) can be found here. From the APA Iowa Chapter and APA National, resources range from training and educational opportunities to resource links and membership information.
The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) website provides a wide variety of information on disaster planning, mitigation, response and recovery.
Iowa’s central location for advanced research and education focused on floods. The Iowa Flood Center's website provides links to flood resources, including publications, a photo gallery, and data sources.
A list of programs including the Urban Conservation Program and the Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation Program.
A number of programs, educational opportunities, and an overview of the Conservation Reserve Program are provided.
The Center for Watershed Protection provides tools for clean water and healthy natural resources and promotes implementation of state-of-the-art watershed management techniques.
The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) provides website visitors with information on conferences and access to publications.
From Iowa State University - News on agriculture and natural resources.
Iowa Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
Multiple links are provided to an overview, guidebook, and description of programs and other efforts being taken to improve quality of life in Dakota County, Minnesota.
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.
Presents the Iowa Drainage Dristrict Association's (IDDA) website.
The Iowa Councils of Governments (COGs) provide professional planning, programming, and technical assistance to Iowa’s cities, counties, businesses, community organizations and Iowans of all ages.