Iowa Government Finance Initiative

Welcome to the homepage of Iowa Government Finance Initiative (IGFI).

IGFI is Iowa State University’s outreach program designed for local governments in the state of Iowa. The mission of IGFI is to provide educational resources, technical assistance and training in the broad area of government finance to communities in Iowa.

The goals of the initiative are:

  • To improve understanding of government finance within the context of planning and economic development;
  • Build efficiencies within the governmental system toward effective outcomes relating to quality of life and the local economic conditions to make Iowa communities more resilient and fiscally sustainable.
  • Provide an opportunity for interested Iowans and other stakeholders to better understand their local governments.

Visit the 2018 AFR Data Dashboard to explore and compare data for each city in Iowa.