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 will provide advances that support residential or commercial loans for recovery from a federally declared natural disaster. Qualifying loans must be originated within 18 months of the federal disaster declaration, and must be for repairs or losses related to the disaster. A member must provide a concise project description in making the advance request to demonstrate how the loans were used for disaster recovery. On a case-by-case basis, the Bank may waive the $10 million Community Investment Advance member limit for qualifying advances. For more information, contact the Community Investment Department at 800-544-3452, ext. 2400.
Federally Declared Disaster Area
To determine if an area has a qualifying Federal Disaster Area designation, visit the FEMA website and search Declaration Type for "Major Disaster Declaration." For each disaster, the area of the disaster and the date of the disaster declaration will be provided.