Strong Communities Award

Finalists for the Strong Communities Award have been announced. Voting opens on October 5, 2020.

Announcement

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.

What does the award measure?

The Strong Communities Award is not a grant program. Applications must be able demonstrate the impact, results and collaboration of a community small business or economic development effort

Impact

Impact

The project identified economic development needs of the community and provided a solution.

Results

Results

The project demonstrated specific economic development benefits to your community.

Collaboration

Collaboration

The project included financial or human contributions from an FHLB Des Moines member financial institution.