Our Business Resources

There are many resources available for businesses in the Historic Valley Junction business district, made possible through the Historic Valley Junction Foundation, often in partnership with other organizations.  Most resources are only available for businesses within the designated Main Street map, unless otherwise noted.  Check this page for updates and new opportunities!


District Improvement Grants

The Historic Valley Junction Foundation is offering are 1:1 matching grants up to $2,500 for external building improvements only including, but not limited to: additional signage, cosmetic façade, rear façade improvements, building beautification, tuck-pointing, paint, awnings, and other exterior improvements. Grants are accepted on an on-going basis, reviewed the first week of each month.

2017 – DIG – District Improvement Grants – Application


Historic Valley Junction Sign Guidelines

The City of West Des Moines has amended the Sign Ordinances, with many special provisions for Historic Valley Junction. For the full Sign Ordinance, Click here. We’ve put together some general guidelines based on the code to make it easy for you! Click here for the Sign Guidelines document for a simplified version of the code.


City of West Des Moines Incentive Funds

Property Improvement Fund

Click here for the application for and more information about the Property Improvement Fund Program.

Click here to view the scoring criteria sample form for the Property Improvement Fund.

Regulatory Compliance Fund

Click here for the application for and more information about the Regulatory Compliance Fund Program.

Click here to view the scoring criteria sample form for the Regulatory Compliance Fund.

Property Tax Rebate Program

Click here for the application and more information about the Property Tax Rebate Program.


Become a Financial Supporter

The Historic Valley Junction Foundation’s mission is to inspire and enhance the evolution of the original Historic Valley Junction district by:
Preserving and sharing our history.
Attracting and supporting small businesses.
Engaging and connecting the community.

Help support our mission by becoming a Financial Supporter!

 

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