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Grants

Housing Trust Fund Application

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Residential Tax Abatement Program

All real estate assessed as residential property is eligible to receive an exemption from taxation of 100% of actual value added by the new construction or improvements to existing structures, for a period of five years.  More information and an application form are available by clicking on the following link.  Residential Tax Abatement Program


Neighborhood Facade Improvement Grant  Expired 11-16-2023

Excel! Estherville has a competitive grant opportunity for projects that will benefit residential properties in Estherville and enhance our community image. These funds are available from the collection of local option sales tax funds allocated to community betterment projects within the City of Estherville.  Funds available for this year have been awarded.


Business Property Improvement Grant Program

This matching grant is designed to assist new and expanding businesses in Estherville to locate in and improve the interior of an existing commercial building. The program will help increase the occupancy rate for existing structures. Projects must represent permanent improvements that would remain in the building despite lease termination or sale of property. More information and an application form are available by clicking on the following link. Business Property Improvement Grant Program

Business Facade Improvement Grant Program

Excel! Estherville has a grant opportunity for projects that will benefit and positively impact the businesses in Estherville. These funds are available from the collection of sales tax funds allocated to community betterment projects within the City of Estherville. FUNDS ARE LIMITED, PLEASE APPLY EARLY.

The grant will be awarded to businesses for use towards a façade improvement project, as determined by the Excel! Estherville Oversight Committee. More information and an application form are available by clicking on the following link.  Business Facade Improvement Grant Application

Downtown 2nd Story Window Grant Program

The City of Estherville with assistance from Excel! Estherville is pleased to announce the availability of a grant to qualified applicants for projects that will benefit and positively impact the downtown image of Estherville. The grant will be awarded to businesses located in the Downtown for use towards 2nd story window improvement projects as boarded up windows detract from the vitality and beauty of our central business district. These funds are available from the collection of local option sales tax funds allocated to community betterment projects within the City of Estherville. The Excel! Estherville Oversight Committee will review grant applications on a first come first served basis and award as they deem appropriate. More information and an application form are available by clicking on the following link.  Downtown 2nd Story Window Grant