Full Program Application


Program Intent:
Stewartville’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) was established to attract, promote, and develop an economically sound future for the City. The EDA continues to be a professional advocate for the business community; they provide ideas, information, financial packaging, and expertise in business development and retention. The EDA’s objective is to make Stewartville an even better place to live, work, and do business.

The EDA established this short-term program with the intention to enhance and improve the outward appearance of buildings and/or other areas of Stewartville’s Highway 63 corridor. This program is designed to encourage the beautification of existing property exteriors and enhance the general character of properties located on Highway 63 in Stewartville; as such, improvements must be visible from Highway 63.

Program Funding:
$25,000 total has been designated for this program.

The Program will accept applications from January 1, 2020- December 31, 2020, or until all
funding has been committed—whichever occurs first. All projects must be completed with
submitted invoices and completion photos on or before July 31, 2021. Any projects not
completed and/or submitted for reimbursement by that time will not be eligible for
reimbursement irrespective of approval.
Matching Grant:
Up to $5,000

Match Requirement:
Dollar-for Dollar

Eligible Properties:
Existing commercial buildings on Highway 63 in Stewartville City Limits. This may include
businesses on the Highway or directly adjoined to it. Eligible properties must be Central
Business District or Highway Commercial zoned properties excluding those properties that are
used for residential purposes.

*Please note: Property must not have any outstanding obligations to the City (including delinquent
payments or property taxes), applicant must either own the property or provide written
authorization of the project, and project must have all required permits and approvals (if necessary).

Eligible Projects:
Projects that enhance and improve the aesthetics of the City’s Highway 63 Corridor. Projects
must be highly visible. See list of eligible project items in guidelines document.