Program Purpose

ECIA provides technical and financial assistance (when available) to member governments and their non-profit partners in order to prevent, assess, cleanup, and reuse brownfields throughout the five-county region of Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, and Jackson Counties. The goal is to reduce public health threats and put vacant, blighted and/or underutilized properties back into productive use. The ECIA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF) provides low-interest loans and/or grants for property cleanup costs to qualified projects.

Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Features

  • Low interest loans for property cleanup costs
  • “Gap” financing for development projects
  • Flexible terms including deferred payment options
  • Loans are available to qualifying municipalities, non-profit and for-profit entities. Grants are available to qualifying municipalities and non-profit entities.

Priority Projects:

  • Located within an Opportunity Zone, flood zone or that are part of the community’s urban revitalization plan
  • Reduces and/or eliminates threats to the environment and human health
  • Reuses existing infrastructure
  • Potential for near-term redevelopment success
  • Promotes smart growth and sustainable development strategies
  • Creates or preserves green space
  • Involves Community and has community support


Contact Dawn Danielson at or 563-690-5772 for more information!

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