Award and Grants

Matching Grant

Owners interested in restoring their barns may apply for a Matching Grant from the Iowa Barn Foundation. The IBF Board votes on grants 3 times per year, typically mid April, mid June and mid October.

Paint Grant

The Iowa Barn Foundation offers a $1000 paint grant to help with the preservation of your barn (Use Matching Grant Application)

Emergency Grant

The Iowa Barn Foundation board has established a special opportunities grant program to help “mothball” a barn until long-term preservation plans can be implemented or to help stabilize a structure because failure to do so will result in a barn’s demise (Use Matching Grant Application)

Award of Distinction

In addition to receiving tax credits, owners who have restored their barn at their own expense may apply for an Award of Distinction.