• Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.

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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.

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  • One of the Best Places for Business and Careers

    Forbes magazine has recognized Des Moines as one of the best places for business and careers in their 2014 rating of communities. This includes cost of doing business, job growth, and education as factors.

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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 The Garden Program

The Garden Program helps families grow food in their personal gardens. Applications will be taken beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and will run through June 30, 2014 or until funds are exhausted (a limited number of certificates are available and they are distributed on a first come first served basis). The $25.00 certificate from Hy-Vee Garden Centers is for vegetable and fruit seeds and plants.
Residents are eligible if they are:
1.     Under 150% of the Federal poverty level.
 
2.   Household income must be verified for all household members in the past 30 days or LIHEAP approval.
 
 

LIHEAP closed April 30, 2014. This season we were able to serve 6138 households.  LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is an annual program.  Look for us to open LIHEAP 2015 in November (October 1, 2014 for seniors, disabled, and households in crisis).

 

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