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. In support of the State of Iowa’s Home Base Iowa Initiative, the City of Waukee provides certain benefits to veterans relocating to Waukee after September 15, 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. Apply!

Building Permit Fee WaiverA waiver of up to $250 on one (1) building permit for new homes or remodels, including fences, pools, and accessory structures.
Utility CreditA $200 (one-time use only) credit upon application for a city utility account (includes water, sewer, gas and garbage).
Parks & Recreation CreditUp to $100 credit toward any Parks and Recreation program(s) administered by the City of Waukee. Can be used by veterans or their immediate family members. (Must register for programs in person at 805 University Avenue).
Sugar Creek Golf Course CreditOne (1) punch card for 10 free rounds of golf at the Sugar Creek Golf Course. (Credit does not apply toward cart rental.)
Irrigation Meter CreditUp to $250 toward the purchase of an irrigation meter (for single family homes only) to save sewer charges on water used for irrigation and other outdoor 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) 978-7904 or email with questions.

Economic Development Incentives Program

The City of Waukee offers incentive programs for economic development projects that add quality employment opportunities and grow the commercial tax base. Among the eligibility factors are additional considerations for individuals or entities owned by minorities, women or veterans. Download a PDF of the Waukee Business Incentives Program.

Call (515) 978-7410 or email to discuss the program.

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.