GRANTS FOR CITIES UNDER 10,000 IN POPULATION
Working through many partners in Iowa, the Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF) supports integrated roadside vegetation management (IRVM) programs; and educates the public on the benefits, use and care of roadside vegetation, including native plants.
One of the ways the LRTF supports the accomplishment of these goals is by providing grant funding to eligible cities under 10,000 in population. Typically, a match is required of applicants that meets or exceeds 20 percent of the total project cost.
As examples, grants can be awarded for the rental of specialized equipment to accomplish IRVM operations; gateway and community entryway roadside plantings that demonstrate the best management practices of IRVM; education, and public awareness concerning IRVM issues. The LRTF's funding guidelines are updated for each Fiscal Year’s grant round and detail what grants can be written for and the specific match requirements.