Every year the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines highlights the leadership and work of our member financial institutions and their community partners by awarding the Strong Communities Award. In light of the far-reaching effects of COVID-19 on our communities, we are proud to offer the Strong Communities Award this year. The award recognizes collaboration and leadership in communities by measuring the results of these projects and their impact on creating stronger communities.
Two first place winners - one in the Rural category and one in the Urban category - will win $15,000. All runner-up finalists will receive $3,000.
Voting period opens on October 5, 2020
Seven finalists have been selected for the 2020 Strong Communities Award. A public vote will serve as a component of the final award process. Visit this page from October 5, 2020 to October 9, 2020 to vote for your favorite project.