The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the Iowa Great Places Citizen Advisory Board on Aug. 29 will begin accepting applications from communities and regions for state grants under the Iowa Great Places Program. The program aligns state and local resources toward cultivating Iowa neighborhoods, districts, communities and regions to make them great places to live and work, primarily through investments in cultural infrastructure. More information about the $1 million that is available can be found at www.iowagreatplaces.gov.