Home Base Iowa

homebase-iowa-logoHome Base Iowa connects Iowa businesses with qualified veterans and their spouses looking for career opportunities. The program also provides resources to help connect veterans and their families with education and in transitioning to a new community. Waukee became a Home Base Iowa community in September 2016.

Home Base Waukee Incentives

In support of the Home Base Iowa Initiative, the City of Waukee has established a set of community incentives to facilitate a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life in Waukee. Waukee provides these benefits to veterans relocating to Waukee after Sept. 15, 2016. Apply!

BenefitDescription
Building Permit Fee WaiverA waiver up to $250 on building permit fees for new homes or remodels, including fences, pools and accessory structures.
Utility Deposit WaiverA $100 waiver on gas and water utility deposit upon move-in.
Utility CreditA $200 credit applied upon move-in to city utility account (includes water, sewer, gas and garbage).
Parks & Recreation Credit$100 credit upon move-in toward any Parks & Recreation program administered by the City of Waukee to be used by veterans or their immediate family members. (Must register for programs in person at 805 University Avenue).
Sugar Creek Golf Course CreditA free 10-hole punch card to golf at the Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course.
Free Portable Irrigation MeterA free portable irrigation meter for homeowners to save on sewer charges on water used for irrigation or other outside purposes.


Veterans may access the community incentives by:

  • Submitting the online form and veteran status attachment.
  • Visiting Waukee City Hall (230 W. Hickman Road) to fill out a form in person.

Call (515) 978-7909 or email with questions.

Special Opportunity from Animal Rescue League

In support of the local Home Base Iowa initiative, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is committed to assisting military veterans with pet resources and incentives including reduced adoption fees, specially trained Pets for Vets, and discounts on training classes and supplies. Visit the ARL website to learn more.

Home Base Iowa Businesses

The community designation is supported by a public-private partnership. A number of Waukee businesses have signed on as Home Base Iowa Businesses, pledging to hire veterans in Iowa. For a full list of Home Base Iowa Businesses. Apply to be a Home Base Iowa business.