Derelict Building Program

The Derelict Building Program offers Iowa communities of 5,000 or fewer residents’ financial assistance to address neglected structures that have sat vacant for at least 6 months. The Program’s main focus is landfill diversion through the recycling and reuse of building materials.  Established in 2011, the program has assisted 56 communities, diverted over 35,000 tons of materials and saved over $1 million in landfill disposal costs.  The application deadline for our 2016 round of projects is April 21, 2017.

Derelict Building Grant Program Brochure

Application & Resources

DNR Contact
Scott Flagg

Outside Resources