Launch Date: April 26, 2021 8AM
Application Deadline: May 30, 2021 11:59PM
This program adopts the approach to bridge the gaps between community needs and opportunities in the City of Des Moines through partnerships with organizations successfully creating paths to economic opportunity and stability for all residents.
This can include programs focused on upskilling, small business start-up support, coaching and assistance to better understand the process, and other approaches to connecting residents with economic opportunities. It can also include outreach to specific community groups, increase language accessibility, intentional efforts to provide quality services, and any action that would contribute to creating equitable outcomes for program participants.
A total of $100,000 is dedicated to fund this grant program in its pilot phase. The intended impact of this program will increase community’s contribution to the local economy and strengthens local purchasing power.
The grant will award no less than $10,000 and no more than $50,000 to each organization to support specific expansion of or creation of actions and approaches to serve historically marginalized communities. This can include operational costs, including but not limited to program administration, printing and supplies, and training. Interested organizations will submit a budget that proposes specific line items that tie directly equitable outcomes.
You can use this pdf of the form to help you as you gather the data you need to complete the online application.
You can complete the application online HERE.
Review and Presentation
All questions from potential applicants received by May 10, 2021 , will be responded by May 17, 2021 and make the response publicly available on this web page.