• AViD 2014

    It's Raining Authors!

    The 2014 season of the popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series from the Des Moines Public Library. All AViD author events are free and open to the public.

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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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  • One of the Best Cities for Jobs

    Des Moines ranks #2 on Forbes 2012 list of Best Cities for Jobs.

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  • Ash Tree Insect Alert

    Information and educational links about emerald ash borer (EAB) are presented here so city residents can be informed about the city’s plans to treat and remove public ash trees, and so they can make plans to manage ash trees on private property.

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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

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating. This program is not intended to pay a household's total energy costs, but to pay a portion of residential heating costs for eligible households. Benefits will be in the form of a credit applied to your heating bill by your utility company. 

 

Applications are accepted on a first come/first served basis from November 1 through April 30.  A Notice of Approval or Denial  to all applicants will be sent within 30 days of receipt of application. The initial determination of eligibility and benefit amount is subject to review, and payments are dependent on the availability of federal funds.

 

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