• Young Iowans Speak Mural
  • Leading Communities activity
  • Rendering of proposed play equipment for Trestle Park in Manning
  • Yarn Bomb
  • Planting in Tripoli


September 23, 2021

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program has extended the deadline for the 2022 program to Friday, October 8, 2021.

Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues, and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process. Only communities located within one mile of a state or federal highway will be selected.

September 16, 2021

Registration is now open for the fall Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute (MPI), scheduled for October 6-8, 2021, in a virtual format. The session is cosponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of State and Local Government Programs (OSLGP) and the Iowa League of Cities.

Featured Projects

RHRA assisting SW Iowa counties in disaster recovery

In 2019, Fremont, Mills, and Harrison Counties were designated as federal disaster areas following unprecedented flooding of the Missouri River and its tributaries.

Using its Rural Housing Readiness Assessment (RHRA), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development (CED), in conjunction with the economic development corporations and county extension offices in Mills, Harrison, and Fremont Counties, will help communities develop a game plan for how and where to use CDBG disaster recovery funds. Read more.