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Intent of program
Roadside beautification of primary system corridors with plant materials
Who is eligible to request funding?
Any tax-levying body
Qualifications for funding
The planting site must be on primary highway right-of-way, including primary highway extensions. Participation is limited to the cost of materials and installation of seed or live plants.
Type of submittal required
Submit letters of request with listing of plant materials, site plan and detailed cost estimates. A permit to sponsor highway plantings must also be approved (see special project requirements below).
Application amount – minimum/maximum
Maximum of $100,000 per application per year
Letters of request are accepted all year and, if selected, are funded in the order in which they are received.
Special project requirements
- DOT will review plans and specifications.
- Applications for DOT Sponsorship of Highway Plantings permits must be submitted with the application for review by the district staff.
Type of approval required
- DOT roadside development staff evaluates and approves applications.
- District staff evaluates and approves Sponsorship of Highway Plantings permit.
Average length of time for acceptance decision
Program’s annual funding level
$300,000 (subject to funding availability)
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Rachel Harris – Roadside Development