Challenge grant awarded for Angie’s Tea Garden repair and restoration

18 Oct 2020


The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) on Thursday announced Jefferson Matters: A Main Street & Chamber Community has been awarded  a $75,000 grant for the Angie’s Tea Garden project at 100 E. State St. Thirteen other Main Street Iowa communities  also received grants. 

“This is a perfect example of the Jefferson community coming together to make a difference in  our downtown. This grant will have a large impact for completing the project that so many of us  are excited to experience again,” said Jamie Daubendiek, president of Jefferson Matters: A Main  Street & Chamber Community.  

“The Main Street Iowa Challenge grants have been instrumental in revitalizing Iowa’s historic  main streets,” said IEDA and Iowa Finance Authority director Debi Durham. “Reinvesting in our  traditional commercial districts is good business. It’s good for our economy and good for our  state. These projects will bring new businesses and new residents to our downtown districts.” 

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