DNR DERELICT BUILDING GRANT PROGRAM AWARDS FUNDS TO 20 RURAL COMMUNITIES

Written by Theresa Rose on May 22, 2015

DES MOINES – The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program will award grants to 22 small, rural Iowa communities, including Lockridge, to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned structures, remove asbestos and limit construction and demolition materials going to the landfill.
The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program was instituted by statute to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less. Funding is awarded annually on a competitive basis with cash matches required. Applications for the next funding round will be due in the spring of 2016.
City of Lockridge — $2,000 to remove asbestos from an abandoned school building. City is planning on removing the building and turning the site into a senior housing development.