AMES, Iowa – April 27, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2023 funding through the Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund (LRTF). Cities, counties, and organizations with a statewide focus may apply for the funds designed to enhance vegetation on Iowa’s roadsides.
The application deadline is June 1, 2022, at 4 p.m. The LRTF's funding guidelines and requirements are updated for each fiscal year’s grants and detail what grants can be written for and the specific match requirements for each project type.
Types of projects eligible for funding are dictated by Iowa Code 314.21 and Iowa Code 314.22 and include:
These projects serve to educate the public about the need to ensure that roadside vegetation is preserved, planted, and maintained, with the following integrated vegetation management goals:
Established by the Iowa Legislature in 1988 under Iowa Code 314.21, the LRTF is administered by the Iowa DOT with funding sources that include the Resource Enhancement and Protection Fund, the Road Use Tax Fund, and utility access fees. Since 1990, the LRTF has granted more than $22 million for projects around Iowa.
Please visit the Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund website at https://iowadot.gov/lrtf/Grants to find out more and contact staff with questions regarding the completion of the application materials or grant eligibility.
Contact: Tara Van Waus at 515-460-2953 or email@example.com