Subsidy Programs


The City of Des Moines offers multiple subsidy programs to reimburse Des Moines residents who perform qualifying work improve their property, protect their property or contribute to making stormwater improvements on private property within the Des Moines City Limits. 

For more information about the programs, or to find out if you qualify, visit the specific program pages at the links below:
  • Private Property Protection Program:
  • The City of Des Moines offers a subsidy to help protect your property. It is called the Private Property Protection Program. The property must be within the City of Des Moines and the work done by a licensed plumber.
  • Stormwater:
  • Stormwater is a form of water that we all deal with regularly: rain, hail, snow and everything else that falls from the sky as precipitation. As soon as it hits the ground, it either gets absorbed, or it flows directly into our local rivers, lakes, and streams. Too much stormwater can cause problems, such as flooding, erosion, and pollutant transport. Stormwater controls can be installed in many places but the best place to manage stormwater is the spot on which it lands.