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. IMPACT will take applications between Nov 25th- Jan 31st. You can download the application here but you will still need to come into your local resource center with the supporting documentation to finish the application with our staff. 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.

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.

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.