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City of Grundy Center Receives CDBG Grant

The City of Grundy Center recently learned it is the recipient of a Community Development Block Grant from the State of Iowa's Iowa Economic Development Authority.  The grant will help fund improvements to several downtown building facades.  Building owners, the City of Grundy Center, and state funds will be available to complete over $1 million in storefront improvements during 2018.  Main Street Grundy Center is a proud supporter of the City's initiatives to improve the downtown district.

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Do you love Grundy Center, Iowa? What place in this town inspires you the most? We want to know!

Photos must be of Grundy Center, IA and include a caption that identifies the location. Caption must also explain why the place in the photo matters to the person who submitted it and/or to the person/people in the photo. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them. By submitting a photo you acknowledge that Main Street Grundy Center has rights to use it in social media, public relations, and for other promotional purposes.

How to Participate

Snap a photo of a place in Grundy Center that matters to you — be in the photo if you want or pose your friends, family, and/or pets!

Please include your first and last name, the photo’s location, and identify the people in the photo. Please write a sentence or more about why the place is special to you.

How to Submit a Photo
Email the photo to

And/or you can post on social media: Use hashtags #thisplacematters

#thisplacemattersGC and Facebook: @MainStreetGrundyCenter.

Contest entries will be narrowed down by criteria including popular vote

and then submitted to a panel of judges who will pick five winners.

Last day for submitting photos: July 31, 2018 at noon. Winners will be

announced August 6, 2018. Prizes will be awarded to the top five entries

judged by an independent panel of Grundy Center residents with an interest in preservation.

We invite all residents − children, students, adults and seniors − to participate in this modern documentary project by taking a photograph of a cherished place or structure in Grundy Center and sharing their story, however brief or long, about why it is important to preserve.

This Place Matters! is inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s initiative to encourage preservation.

This Place Matters Photo Contest

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