Boone County

Date of HBI Establishment: July 2017
Website: Boone County
Contact: Steve Cunningham / / 515-433-4904
Cities: Boone, Ogden

An Introduction to Home Base Iowa Cities

Home Base Iowa communities provide additional resources and discounts for veterans who relocate to these communities. The incentives stand alone or complement those offered by the county and state. Communities have passed a city council resolution supporting the program, provide an incentive/welcome package, ensure 10 percent of eligible businesses are involved with Home Base Iowa and are able to purchase Home Base Iowa signage.


Home Base Iowa (HBI) communities offer valuable incentives for veterans who relocate to their community. Please contact the community point of contact or county veteran director for more information.

In Boone, incentives include:

  • The first 10 veterans who purchase a home (existing or new construction) as their primary residence in Boone Corporate Limits will receive a one-time incentive of $2,000.
  • Veterans who do not qualify for the home purchase incentive receive $1,000 towards relocation expenses.
  • One year free family pool pass to the Boone Municipal Pool.

Home Base Iowa Community Established: July 2017


Home Base Iowa (HBI) communities offer valuable incentives for veterans who relocate to their community. Please contact the community point of contact or county veteran director for more information.

In Ogden, incentives include:

  • Sewer hook-up fee waived.
  • Fence permit fee waived.
  • $100 off rental fee for the Community Center (expires after 1 year of moving to Ogden).
  • $250 reimbursement of relocation expenses once invoices have been introduced. Not to exceed 10 veterans or $2,500 per year.
  • Free installation & 1 month of the Gold Bundle (phone, internet & cable) from Ogden Telephone Co.
  • Receive a VisionPerks Checking account with no monthly fee for one year, a $60 value. With VisionPerks get $150 credit on qualifying mortgage fees, cell phone protection, roadside assistance, discounts at restaurants, retailers, and more. For details go to

Home Base Iowa Community Established: July 2017

Iowa National Guard Family Services

Warrior and Family Services Brand of the Iowa National Guard

The Warrior & Family Services Branch is a Joint Force initiative that provides assistance to all military families, regardless of branch or component, who find themselves beyond the support capability of active duty military facilities or their home units. The Warrior & Family Services Branch acts as a network that allows families to mutually support one another. By providing families with information, resources and support, the program strengthens both the unit and service members. To learn more about these services, visit Warrior & Family Services.

Non-Profit Veteran Support Organizations

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veteran organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a community-service organization which has reached nearly three million members, men and women at almost 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide. These posts are organized into 55 departments -- one for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines. The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. The American Legion Department of Iowa is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Department Service Office is located in the Federal Building in Des Moines, with an additional office located in the VA Medical Center in Iowa City. Visit the Iowa Legion or email:

County Veteran Director

County service offices assist veterans with compensation/pensions, medical care, military records, grave markers and veteran home loans. Some counties may also have dedicated funds to assist with temporary shelter/utilities, food/health supplies, medical/dental, job placement, counseling and transportation. To learn more, visit the County Veterans Office. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, with the support of citizens, recognizes and honors Iowa’s veterans and their families by providing the highest quality programs, services and benefits. Each of Iowa’s 99 counties has a Commissioner of Veterans Affairs and a county director. Veterans may wish to utilize the county office as the first point of contact.   

An Introduction to CHAMPs

Iowa's Certified Higher Academic Military Partners (CHAMPs) offer higher education incentives to qualified veterans, their spouses and dependents. Benefits include in-state tuition rates, on-campus support, credit for military courses and special financial considerations.

Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College, a public institution that offers 168 programs, is the largest two-year college in Iowa. With campuses in Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Des Moines and West Des Moines, DMACC can accommodate the needs of many people seeking higher education.

  • The first 10 veterans who purchase a home (existing or new construction) as their primary residence in Boone Corporate Limits will receive $2,000 (one-time incentive), or
  • $1,000 towards relocation expenses for relocation in Boone, and
  • One year free family pool pass to the Boone Municipal Pool.

Statewide Veteran Incentives and Resources

Home Base Iowa Statewide Veteran Incentives
The Home Base Iowa Act positions Iowa as a leader in respect, support and employment of veterans through a public-private partnership. The Iowa Legislature passed the Act in a broad bi-partisan manner and then Governor Terry E. Branstad signed it into law on Memorial Day, 2014. The Act contains the following incentives:

Statewide Veteran Resources
Learn more about veteran-specific resources and services available throughout the state. Below are links to highlighted resources: