Block Grant Challenge

NeighborhoodServices_BlockGrantChallenge

The City of Des Moines is partnering with Invest DSM to pilot a citywide Block Challenge Grant Program. The next grant cycle will open May 1, 2022. In May 2022, the City in partnership with Invest DSM will accept applications from neighborhood teams wanting to make exterior home improvements of all sizes, from a new mailbox to an addition or a new garage. Please check back at a later date for information on future Block Challenge Grant opportunities. 

For any questions, please email bcgrant@dmgov.org or call (515) 283-4520.

Grant Funding

Funding is available to assist between 100-150 program participants or 10-30 teams. The City of Des Moines will provide up to a 50% matching grant of up to $2,500 per project depending on team size and location within the City.
 

Requirements

To be eligible, a team should designate a lead and submit a group application. The application should have attached the individual scopes of work for each program participant with contractor bids. Finally, before and after photos of the project will also be required.

At least one team member must participate in an informational session.  Please email bcgrant@dmgov.org or call (515) 283-4520 to set up an informational session. 

Application

The next grant cycle will open May 1, 2022. Please check back at a later date for information on future Block Challenge Grant opportunities.