How does the award process work?

The Strong Communities Award is divided into two categories, urban and rural. An FHLB Des Moines member must support the application and designate the appropriate category (click here to access the FHLB Des Moines membership directory).

At the conclusion of the application period, a scoring committee comprised of FHLB Des Moines representatives will determine finalists for both the urban and rural categories. The finalists in both categories will enter the final selection stage, which includes a voting component that is open to the public. The selection committee will include the public vote as one of the components in the final selection of the winners for each category.