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.

As of July 1, 2018, this program is currently on hold. Stay tuned for updates.

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 City Sign Ordinance, please click HERE 

Click HERE for basic signage guidelines

Click HERE for the sidewalk encroachment permit application

City of West Des Moines Incentive Funds

Property Improvement Fund & Regulatory Compliance Fund

Click HERE for the application form

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

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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