Community Investment Advances in Federal Disaster Areas
FHLB Des Moines low-cost Community Investment Advances (CIA) can provide support to communities that have suffered devastating natural disasters. The Bank has special targeting requirements for Community Investment Advances in Federal Disaster Areas. FHLB Des Moines will provide advances for qualifying residential lending or economic development projects through a Residential Lending Advance Request for Funds or a Commercial Lending Advance Request for Funds will qualify if they were originated in a federal disaster area within 18 months of the disaster declaration, and were for repairs or losses related to the disaster. A member must provide a concise project description in the Request for Funds to demonstrate how the loans were used for disaster recovery. On a case-by-case basis, the Bank may waive the Community Investment Advance member limit for qualifying advances. The Bank reserves the right to cap the amount of advances to any single member for use in a federal disaster area. For more information, please contact the Community Investment Department.
Important: The standard requirements of FHLB Des Moines credit and collateral policies apply to all advances. In addition, an approved Request for Funds is not a reservation of funds. Applications are funded on a “first-come, first-served” basis subject to the availability of funds. A Request for Funds does not provide a rate-lock or reservation of an advance rate. Rates are determined at the time of the advance.
Federally Declared Disaster Area
To determine if an area has a Federal Disaster Area designation, specifically listed under a "Major Disaster Declaration," and for more disaster related information, visit the FEMA website.