Community Development, Funding Opportunities, Monona County Economic Development

Monona County Couple Secures 2020 Community Catalyst Building Remediation Grant to Restore Downtown Mapleton Building.

By admin on August 31, 2020 0 Comments

September 1, 2020 (Monona County) – Samantha and Matthew Kelm recently purchased a beautiful downtown corner building with hopes of restoring it to its original glory providing much needed commercial retail space and housing to the community of Mapleton, IA. In the fall of 2019, they set out to apply for the $100,000 grant that both the … Continue Reading

Community Development

State of Iowa Recognizes Monona County at Rural Iowa Development Summit

By admin on May 20, 2019 1 Comment

Monona County was in the spotlight in early April when two of our communities were awarded a highly competitive grant by Governor Reynolds at the Rural Iowa Development Summit. The Community Catalyst Building Remediation (CCBR) Grant was created to help rural Iowa communities with Main Street building rehab. Applying for the state-funded grant wasn’t as … Continue Reading

Community Development, Monona County Economic Development

Onawa’s Planned Streetscape

By admin on December 5, 2018 0 Comments

The City of Onawa, in conjunction with Monona County Economic Development and Onawa’s Downtown Revitalization Committee, is moving swiftly forward with a dedicated Downtown Streetscape Revitalization Project. The overarching mission for this project is to encourage local spending, provide business development opportunities, inspire a safe and healthy community, promote tourism, and cultivate a sense of … Continue Reading