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July 19, 2021

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2022 program. 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.

June 22, 2021

Two southwest Iowa communities—Malvern and Shenandoah—are participating in the 2021 Iowa’s Living Roadways (ILR)Community Visioning Program.

Community Visioning is a participatory process that integrates landscape planning and design with sustainable action to assist community leaders and volunteers in making meaningful decisions about their local landscape. The program targets small, rural towns with populations under 10,000 residents that lack the resources needed to address local transportation needs.

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.