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What is the Program?

The Greater Des Moines Recreational Activity Scholarship Program (GRASP) is a discount program for families to receive 50–75% off recreational activities offered through Des Moines Parks and Recreation. Activities include swimming lessons, family swim passes, bike rentals, boat rentals, youth sports programs, shelters, garden plots and a variety of others.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for GRASP, you need to be a resident living in the City of Des Moines and household income must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

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’s income

  • Proof of Des Moines residency (current piece of mail)

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