Charles City, Iowa – Charles City Community Development has been awarded a $4,500 grant from The Iowa Economic Development Authority. The technical assistance grant will be used for way-finding planning and design.
The technical assistance grants are intended to provide professional services to develop projects such as historic research, architectural and engineering services and community and business sign programs.
Community Revitalization and the City of Charles City applied for the grant to aid in planning of a new way-finding system in Charles City. The grant requires a dollar-for-dollar match, which will be provided by the city of Charles City. The intent is to provide better community recognition, signage and assistance in locating public services, emergency services, recreational and school facilities, shopping and dining offerings, as well as tourism sites.
Both the Charles City city council and Community Revitalization Board of Directors have identified way-finding as a priority in the coming year.