Matching Funds Available through the Jasper County Facade Improvement Program
10 Aug 2021
Jasper County Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) has launched the Jasper County Facade Improvement Program. The Program provides matching funds to business owners within the downtown commercial areas in JEDCO member communities (Baxter, Colfax, Kellogg, Lynnville, Mingo, Monroe, Prairie City, and Sully) for building facade improvements. The purpose of the Jasper County Facade Improvement Program is to support the revitalization of business districts in JEDCO member communities by encouraging private investments to enhance the appearance of buildings and properties and promote business expansion and creation.
The Program is designed to create public-private partnerships between business owners, City Governments, and JEDCO to create benefits to the residents of Jasper County. The business owner and the City shall each provide matching funds equal to or greater than the amount provided by JEDCO. Interested business owners should work with their respective city governments, and the City shall apply on their behalf. All funds disbursed from JEDCO shall be awarded to the City.
To be eligible for the Program, properties and/or businesses must be located in the downtown commercial areas in JEDCO member communities—Baxter, Colfax, Kellogg, Lynnville, Mingo, Monroe, Prairie City, and Sully. The business must be legally established and licensed in the State of Iowa and conformance with all applicable City/County/State codes and regulations. Cities will confirm that a business meets these requirements before submitting an application on its behalf.
Properties that are residential in use, churches and other religious institutions, nonprofit organizations, public buildings, tax delinquent properties, or properties whose owner has any other tax delinquent property in the County are not eligible for the Program. Facade improvement projects that have commenced before their approval by this Program shall be ineligible for JEDCO's funding.
For more information, visit the local incentives area on JEDCO’s website.