Keota receives Community Catalyst Grant

Pictured is Keota City Clerk, Tomisha Hammes, Iowa Economic Development Excecutive Director Debbie Durham and Scott Flynn of Keota.

Grinnell, Iowa- The City of Keota was the recipient of a $100,000 grant to aid in the rehabilitation of the Ramsey Building, located at 204 E Broadway street. The grant was announced at the Rural Development Council awards reception Thursday evening at the Hotel Grinnell.


According to the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program assists communities with the redevelopment, rehabilitation or deconstruction of buildings to stimulate economic growth or reinvestment in the community. A maximum grant awarded by IEDA is $100,000. A total of 53 communities applied to receive a Community Catalyst Grant, with 18 communities being selected. During the awards reception, IEDA Staff Member Jim Thompson said that the Keota application was very popular among those who reviewed the applicants.


“This was the highest scoring application we had. I’m very excited that it came from a small town,” Thompson said. “I’m jazzed about this application.”

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