EMBRACE

What Is The Program?

EMBRACE is a financial assistance program funded by the Des Moines Register that can provide up to $500 towards the purchase of; household items, appliances, mattresses, car repairs, or tires. This program cannot provide immediate financial assistance, please call 515-518-4770 if you need immediate assistance.

IMPACT will take applications between Nov 30th- Jan 31st and notify families of approval or denial in March. Physical applications can be mailed upon request.

You can download the application here.

Applications can be submitted via: 

This program is first-come, first-served and the Des Moines Register may contact you for a story if you are selected for the program. You can also complete the story form here and submit it with your application.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the EMBRACE program you must be a resident in one of our service counties with a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Funding availability varies. 

  • To apply for this program, please call 515-518-4770 or complete and submit the application linked above.

What Documentation Is Required?

-Identification for all household members.

-Proof of the last 30 days of income or previous year income.

-Invoice, estimate of cost of item.