Grants & Funding

Grants & Funding Opportunities in Appanoose County. Click the “+” to learn more about each opportunity.

This grant is limited to non-profit organizations located/operating within Appanoose County, Iowa. Please download and complete the following form, attach the required documents, and deliver eight (8) copies of the completed application and all attachments to (stapled only) to the PACT office.

Funding priorities are:

  • Community improvement
  • Public service benefits
  • People impacted
  • Permanency of project
  • Projects that have matching dollars

ACCF Grant Application

ACCF Final Report

ACCF Fiscal Sponsor Agreement

Main Street Centerville offers annual grants for both signage & facades in the downtown district (the Centerville Square and one block off in any direction).

The Main Street Centerville Signage & Facade grant cycles are closed for 2024. Check out the Local Facade and Signage Grants page for details on the 2024 recipients.

Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants are available for brick-and-mortar building projects that contribute to the development of designated Main Street Iowa districts. Up to $100,000 in funding with a dollar to dollar match is available each year through this contest.

For the 2024 grant cycle, local contest applications are due July 8th.  Selected applicant will be assisted by our Main Street Committees to present a competitive application to the state level by September 6th.  To learn more about it, visit our Challenge Grant page .

Congratulations to Cheryl & Zach Finch, recipients of the 2023 Main Street Iowa Grant!

For additional information about eligible projects and grant criteria contact Delaney at

Congratulations to Alison Fraser and Sabrina Martin at The Majestic Theater, winners of the local contest for this year’s Open 4 Business grant! They will be moving on to the next phase of the contest for a chance to win $20,000!

Thank you to our sponsors: Community 1st Credit Union, Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, US Bank, & Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri.

The purpose of the Appanoose County Tourism Grant is to encourage development & expansion of destinations & events that bring visitors into Appanoose County. For the purposes of this application, tourism is defined as an event, activity or piece of marketing collateral designed to draw visitors into Appanoose County from outside the county. Funding for the grants comes from a portion of lodging tax funds collected in the City of Centerville and in the unincorporated areas of Appanoose County. 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2024 Appanoose County Tourism Grant Recipients:

Appanoose County Conservation Board
• Appanoose County Fair Association
• Appanoose County Historical Society
• Centerville Concert Association
• Centerville Rotary
• Darbyville Acres
• Historic Preservation Corporation
• Material Girls Quilt Guild
• Moravia Area Historical Society
• Papo’s Pumpkin Patch
• The Continental Hotel
• Veterans at Rathbun Lake
• VFW Post 526

Appanoose County Tourism is offering a Marketing Material grant in 2024 to assist Appanoose County businesses and organizations with their marketing efforts with printed rack cards or trifold brochures.

Congratulations to the 2024 Appanoose County Tourism Marketing Material grant recipients:

  • Appanoose County Fair
  • City of Mystic – Brick Street Car Show
  • Clark’s Sewer & Rooter
  • Garrett Memorial Library
  • Historic Preservation Corporation
  • Legends Farm & Lawn
  • Main Street Mercantile
  • Papo’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Rathbun Camper Rentals
  • Rathbun Lake Area YMCA
  • Tangleberries
  • The Flower Center
  • The Hall Tree

The purpose of the Meet in Appanoose Grant is to encourage businesses & organizations to host group meetings, conferences, trade shows or exhibitions in Appanoose County. This grant is designed to introduce and incentive groups to discover everything Appanoose County has to offer by offering funding to offset eligible event costs. This is a competitve application and not all projects will be funded. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning February 15, 2024 and once all funds are awarded, applications will no longer be accepted.

Click Here to Download Meet in Appanoose Grant Application

You can read more about the eligible projects, costs and more here.

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