Resources

In addition to helping them develop concept plans and a feasibility study for transportation enhancement plans, the Community Visioning Program provides a number of resources to communities during and following their completion of the visioning process.

Marketing

Marketing is an important part of the visioning process. Steering committees can tailor these press release and flier templates to provide information specific to their communities.

Funding Sources

There are many creative ways that communities can find the resources necessary to fund and implement projects. Below are links to grant programs available for Iowa:

Iowa Department of Transportation Policy and Legislative Services

Links to the DOT funding guide, federal funding in Iowa, and the FAST (Fixing America's Surface Transportation) Act.

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Links to community development programs including Community Development Block Grant, Disaster Recovery, Main Street Iowa, and more.

Trees Forever Community Project Funding Guide

A downloadable, comprehensive guide to funding for downtown streetscapes, historic preservation, parks and open spaces, plant materials, and trails.

Annual Reports

The annual reports summarize community concept plans and feature articles on topics ranging from the benefits of native vegetation to disaster recovery and community success stories.