The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Derelict Building Grant Program. The program promotes the reuse or recycling of building materials from dilapidated buildings in communities of 5,000 residents or less. The 2019 grant recipients were announced last May and included 13 awards from several thousand dollars up to $70,000. Financial assistance includes asbestos removal, building demolition/renovation and other environmental services. The application period will remain open through Feb. 20, 2020. A committee made up of representatives from the DNR, Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations, Iowa Recycling Association, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Keep Iowa Beautiful will review the grant applications and select the 2020 grant recipients. For more information, follow the link included with this story on our website.