About Home Base Iowa Cities
Home Base Iowa cities 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. All the cities listed 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 have the option to purchase Home Base Iowa signage.
Click on the other tabs to view veteran resources, higher educational institutions and all county and statewide incentives.
County Veteran Offices
IowaWORKS Centers are committed to providing quality employment services to all military service members and their spouses. All veterans and their spouse may be eligible for priority service. Please let a team member know upon check-in of your veteran status. IowaWORKS Centers provide a full range of job/career assistance. Individual services include:
- Career counseling and job search skills development
- Help locating employment and Registered Apprenticeship opportunities
- Academic skill testing and hands-on computer classes
- Creating resumes/cover letters and interview preparation
Iowa National Guard Services
Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Non-Profit Statewide Veteran Support Organizations
Eastern Iowa Community College
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges includes Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges. Stretched along the banks of the Mississippi River, the district covers all of Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties, as well as parts of Cedar and Louisa Counties. The mission of Eastern Iowa Community College is to deliver high-quality education and training that prepares a skilled workforce, provides affordable access to higher education and builds and strengthens our communities.
- For more information:
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 800-462-3255
- Website: EICC Veterans Page
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.
Cedar County Veteran Incentives
Home Base Iowa 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.
West Branch Ford - Ask us about Special Military Discounts when buying your next Ford
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum - Retired and Active Military Member $5 Admission Discount
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site - Ask about our free entry program for all the National Parks
Day’s Inn - We offer discounted rooms for active or retired military members
Brown Dodge West Branch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram - We offer Dealer Program Discounts for Military and Veterans plus special parts and service discount
Bridge Community Bank - We proudly offer VA Loans for home purchase or refinance
Albaugh PHC Inc - We’ll give 10% discount, just let us know you are a Veteran
Stueland Auto Center - General Motors Military Incentive Program
Tipton Adaptive Daycare - We have a 10% discount for active duty military, including reserve serving short-term active duty for annual training. We also have two programs offering unused spaces for free child care: Operation Child Care and Operation Comfort Warriors. Call for more information.
Community State Bank - We offer VA Loans for home purchase or refinance
Ron Alpen Ford Inc - Military Discounts available
Citizens Savings Bank - We offer a checking account with the minimum balance waived for active duty military members
O’Rourke Motors Inc - We offer Ford Military discounts • Liberty Trust and Savings - We offer VA Loans for home purchase or refinance
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:
- Military Pensions exempt from state income tax
- $5,000 grant toward the purchase of a home
- Permissive veteran preference in employment
- Search/view Iowa businesses committed to hiring veterans
- Automatic in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges for qualified veterans and their dependents
- View the complete list state veteran benefits
- 100% disabled veterans can qualify to pay no property tax
Please contact the County Veterans Office or the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.